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 Windmill shared BBC Wiltshire’s video.Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 7:39am

Meet Blossom – a well known local!

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BBC Wiltshire

This little piggy went to market 🐷
This little piggy roams the home 🐷
Meet Blossom who’s incredibly sow-ciable! 🐷
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Wilton WindmillTuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 6:36pm

Maintenance on Sunday 18th March is coming up and any help, even for part of the day, will be very welcome – from 10am until 4pm.
Tasks planned are whitewashing, oiling all woodwork, cleaning floors/windows and other smaller jobs Also we need to get the mill ready for the coming season.

Please let me know if you are able to come just so I can get sufficient food and beer in for lunch and coffee breaks. I already have five people who have said they can come but we ideally need 10 or more to get all the jobs done.

Regards and thanks
Charles
01488 683578
07775 597641

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Wilton WindmillSaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 1:56pm

Wilton Windmill is looking for volunteers for all sorts of roles within the organisation – working in the shop, bagging the flour, milling the grain, doing maintenance or guiding, cake making, helping on the committee and on the website.
Just call on 07769 977 779 or 01488 683578, email suejbax@gmail.com or message us – we’d love to hear from you!

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Wilton Windmill shared The Swan Inn Wilton’s post.Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 8:20am

One of our favourite places in the #pewseyvale, The Swan Inn Wilton. The perfect end to a winter walk.

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Wilton WindmillTuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 2:20pm

#pewseyvale #timeforwiltshire #Milling tomorrow, Wednesday 13th September from 11.30am. You will be able to watch from the outside – it is very exhilarating to see the sails turning!

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Wilton Windmill added 6 new photos.Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 7:13pm

#pewseyvale #timeforwiltshire Thank you to everyone who came to the Heritage Open Days day at the windmill today! We were so busy – we hope you had a lovely time. Thanks also to all the volunteers without whom it couldn’t be done.