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 Visit Pewsey Vale's post.Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 5:06pm
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Wilton Windmill shared Smoke & Mirrors's photo.Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 8:05am
Some tickets still available for the annual Murder Mystery & Hog Roast at Wilton Windmill with Smoke & Mirrors on 25th June.
A unique evening of entertainment and good food. Cash bar.
Booking essential, so don't miss out!
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Wilton WindmillFriday, May 13th, 2016 at 8:54am
#Pewsey Vale #TimeforWiltshire The sails will be turned (but no milling) today between 10.30am and 11.45am for some filming if you are interested in viewing.
The milling day yesterday was a very frustrating day as the wind didn't perform so very little flour was milled. But if you did manage to go up to the windmill to watch, we hope you enjoyed it.
The Victorian miller must have lived very precariously, unable to predict when his income would be coming in! And that was without modern weather forecasting.
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Wilton Windmill added 3 new photos.Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 9:19pm
The milling team will be milling from 11am onwards TOMORROW - Thursday 12th May. #timeforwiltshire #pewseyvale VisitWiltshire Visit Pewsey Vale
Do go along and see the windmill and the skilled team in action. It is an activity of a bygone time but you will be amazed at the sheer power of the sails as they whoosh round almost silently turning the wheat into flour.
The sails will be taken down soon for major restoration work, so this may be the last milling session before they are removed.
If you are able to make any donations in the box by the gate whilst you are there, we would be very grateful - all this restoration costs quite alot of money!
If you are a budding miller, and would like to get involved in the windmill, then please go along and speak to Charles or Mike who will be delighted to have a chat.
The working parts of the windmill can be quite dangerous to the inexperienced - you will be able to watch from the outside of the building whilst it is working, but it is still well worth seeing - it is really magical!
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Wilton Windmill shared Visit Pewsey Vale's post.Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 4:13pm
The Pewsey Vale Tourism Partnership is one of the many organisations and individuals Wilton Windmill works with. Have a look at the website to learn more about our partners - http://www.wiltonwindmill.co.uk/who-we-work-with/
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