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 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.

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Wilton WindmillSaturday, September 9th, 2017 at 2:02pm

#pewseyvale All ready at the Wilton Windmill tea tent – music , bread, free guided tours and tea and home-made cakes. 2pm to 5pm today!

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Wilton Windmill shared their post.Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 5:51pm

This Saturday 9th September at Wilton Windmill – 2pm to 5pm!

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Wilton WindmillFriday, September 1st, 2017 at 10:24am

Another lovely review from one of our visitors – come and visit Wilton Windmill this weekend – open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday.

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Wilton Windmill shared Visit Pewsey Vale’s post.Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 3:46pm

Lots going on in the #pewseyvale this bank holiday weekend. Wilton Windmill will be open on Sunday and Monday from 2pm to 5pm for guided tours and refreshments. Why not bring a picnic?

Crofton Beam Engines are also open and will be in steam as well this weekend.