Set high above the village of Wilton, in the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, about 9 miles south east of Marlborough in Wiltshire, Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex and still produces wholemeal, stone-ground flour.

Located at the eastern end of the Pewsey Vale, Wilton Windmill is open every year from Easter to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays from 2pm to 5pm when the windmill building is open for guided tours. The shepherd’s hut shop, serving refreshments and gifts and providing a seating area, is also open at this time, as are the loos.

You can visit the Windmill site at any time – there is a picnic area with breathtaking views across to the Downs and the building can be viewed from the outside.

Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead and pick up any mess before you leave.

Wilton Windmill is in the middle of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is a tranquil and stunning landscape of rolling chalk downland, forests, woods and dales. With so much space and so few people, you could be forgiven for thinking you are the only ones on the downs!

It is within walking distance of the Kennet & Avon Canal, Wilton Water and Crofton Beam Engines and is surrounded by pretty villages such as Wilton, Great Bedwyn and Shalbourne - all of which have pubs.  Just down the lane from the Windmill is The Swan Inn which is child and dog friendly, serves great food and local beers and has a garden and parking.

The Windmill is run entirely by volunteers from the Wilton Windmill Society, so please make a contribution in the donation box by the gate when you visit.  You can also get involved by volunteering or becoming a member.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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Wilton Windmill

The site is beautiful and has wonderful views over the downs. We are open from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September. Guided tours, refreshments, loos available during opening times.
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Wilton WindmillFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:21pm
Some very good reasons for making the Vale of Pewsey your destination this summer - make sure you visit us at Wilton Windmill!
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Wilton WindmillThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 11:58am
Save the date! We are open for Heritage Open Days on Saturday 9th September 2pm to 5pm - lots going on! Free entry!
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Wilton WindmillThursday, June 15th, 2017 at 1:50pm
Out now - the new Wilton Windmill brochure!
Full of interesting information about the Windmill, including a children's activities pull out, the brochure is available from the Windmill's shepherd's hut shop for just £1.
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Wilton WindmillTuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 12:12pm
The sails are turning today at #wilton #windmill! Why not go over and meet the team and watch the windmill in action and then have lunch at The Swan Inn Wilton? Or pop over to Crofton Beam Engines and The Enginemans Rest cafe.
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Wilton WindmillMonday, June 5th, 2017 at 11:48am
Charles and the team are planning to mill tomorrow, Tuesday 6th June from about 10am onwards.
As always, whether the milling goes ahead does depend on the weather (no wind = no milling), but the forecast currently looks good for milling.

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