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 shared Manor Farm B&B's video.Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 2:13pm
#timeforwiltshire #pewseyvale #wiltonwindmill The wonderful Manor Farm B&B in Collingbourne Kingston - watch out for our #flour which they use to make bread for the breakfasts!
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Wilton WindmillFriday, September 23rd, 2016 at 12:21pm
It's the last Sunday in September this #weekend which means it's the last guided tour day of the season. We'll be open from 2pm to 5pm for guided tours and refreshments. Come and see the windmill without its sails - they will be back on for next year, so it's your last chance to see the engineering that the sails normally cover up.
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Wilton Windmill shared Crofton Beam Engines's photo.Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 3:02pm
@Crofton Beam Engines, Wilton Windmill, sunshine and cake. And free entry today!
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Wilton Windmill added 2 new photos.Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 2:36pm
#staycation #pewseyvale #timeforwiltshire Open to 5pm today - free guided tours and fabulous home made cakes.
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Wilton Windmill added 2 new photos.Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:36pm
Harvest time is the very essence of Wilton Windmill - surrounded by wheat and barley fields, it was, in its day, intrinsic to the production of flour from the wheat gathered in from the surrounding land.
While we are enjoying the warm weather and some time off school and work, the farmers in the #PewseyVale are also enjoying this fine spell, working all hours gathering the crops in before the weather breaks. It's a race against time!
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