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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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, April 28th, 2017 at 3:49pm
There might be milling on Sunday morning from 10am - it's very dependent on the strength of the wind, so please don't be disappointed if it's not on once you get there. Milling will finish before 2pm when the windmill will be open for guided tours (we can't do guided tours when the mill is in operation as it's too dangerous). We are also open on Monday for the Bank Holiday from 2pm to 5pm. Hope to see you there!
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Wilton WindmillTuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 2:30pm
#pewseyvale #timeforwiltshire It should be blustery tomorrow, so Charles and the team are planning to mill from about 11am onwards. Anyone who would like to get involved, please go along and speak to Charles. You are also very welcome to go and watch, but it is all dependent on the wind, so please be aware that it may not take place.
The miller's lot was a very unpredictable one!
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Wilton Windmill shared Visit Pewsey Vale's post.Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 9:59am
Busy weekend in and around the Pewsey Vale! Come and join us for a beer and barbecue whilst we tidy up the Windmill for opening at Easter. We'd welcome your help!
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Wilton Windmill added 2 new photos.Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 11:49am
Very exciting news - Smoke & Mirrors will be staging a Murder Mystery & Hogroast at Wilton Windmill on Saturday 24th June! Book early to avoid disappointment - always alot of fun to get a group together (as well as a special rate).
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Wilton Windmill shared a post.Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 8:48am
Wilton Windmill looking resplendent with its new sails, courtesy of Jonathan Helps.
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Wilton WindmillMonday, March 20th, 2017 at 11:11am
It's windy today, we've got our new sails so ........ it must be milling time! Today from about 11.30 onwards with Charles. Watch the new sails turning!

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