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Lovely piece of history

The windmill is a lovely spot to visit. The windmill is kept in working condition although it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
commstraveller
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Wonderful working windmill,in a beautiful location.Windmill is open for guided tours from Easter to... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
matthecat1
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Saw the windmill when driving back from andover so drove along lane to see magnificent building and beautiful setting .will be back to have a picnic on a nice day

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mike H
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Mike,
That's good news, and I hope the good weather continues for your planned picnic. We are open for guided tours around the windmill, every Sunday and Bank Holidays from 2.00 - 5.00, until the end of September.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family later this season.
James

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

A rainy Sunday, and a trip to Wilton Windmill was the perfect remedy. This wonderful volunteer led working windmill, gives you a fascinating insight into milling from the early 1800. The tour takes you through the 5 story mill, with a lovely historic account. Stop for tea and cake after and don't forget to buy a bag of the flour produced from the mill.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Duleigha
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Arnoldbakers, Committee member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip around the windmill - and on a rainy day too. So often on rainy days, we volunteers wait in vain for visitors, which can be pretty dispiriting. So volunteers, as well as visitors, enjoy the experience, especially on a rainy day. Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visited here after walking from the Crofton Beam Engine, but it hadn't yet opened (2pm). As we have been to similar windmills, decided not to wait for it to open as had other places to visit. We were only in the area overnight, but might go again if back there in the future.Due to the windmill being run by volunteers it is not open very often. Check their web site.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Starnurse2
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello,
I am sorry that you reached us before we opened. We do open every Sunday and on Bank Holidays, from 2.00 - 5.00, from Easter until the end of September, so I hope that you will make it another time this season.
Kind regards,
James Arnold-Baker

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Saturday 27 January 18, my husband and I decided to visit Wilton Windmill standing stately on the hill in Wilton village.

Wilton Windmill was built in 1821 after the new Kennet and Avon canal been built. This canal was built over and through the site of some local watermills and the pumps providing the water for the canal, also lowered the river levels so that the remaining watermills were no longer viable.

Wilton mill was in operation for 100 years, however with the introduction of new steam roller mills and the fast production of cheap bread it became unwanted, was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The mill was finally restored to its former glory in 1976, by a team of dedicated volunteers. Today it is managed and operated by the Wilton Windmill Society.

The mill was built as a traditional tower mill with a fantail which turns the cap, to ensure that the sails always point into the wind.

The mill has four sails in total; two patent (these are the slatted sails which can be quickly activated) and two common canvas sails, which have to be set before the mill starts to turn. Wilton mill is now fully operational, and produces stone-ground and wholemeal flour, which you can purchase in the shop. My husband and I took some nice photographs of this historic treasure.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Carol B
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review of our beloved windmill. As you will have seen, one of the patent sails, and the fantail suffered damage during recent storms. However, our millwrights are working on the job, and we hope to be able to resume milling very soon. Apart from sales through our shop, our wholemeal stone-ground flour is much in demand through local farm shops. And we also hope to be in full working order for the start of our season - we open again for visitors on Good Friday, 30th March. Do come and see us again, when we can show you around the interior of the windmill.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My friends and I walked from Bedwyn train station, along the canal, to Wilton Windmill. It was a beautiful, warm day and very enjoyable. It was rewarding to finally arrive at the windmill and have a picnic lunch on the grounds. We all opted for an ice cream in the little gift shop.

I took the tour, and it was interesting to learn more about the history and workings of the windmill. I especially loved the friendly pup that followed us.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Pinders
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

So glad that you all enjoyed your walk to the Windmill - and that you caught us open, before we close for the winter months.
Thank you for visiting us, and for your kind comments - they make it all worthwhile for our volunteer guides and shopkeepers.
James

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