Sadly, due to the coronavirus, Wilton Windmill didn't manage to open for guided tours in 2020. However, we know lots of you visited the site, had picnics, played games and generally had a lovely time here throughout the year - it was great to see so many people enjoying the Windmill.
Hopefully, the vaccination programme will be well underway when we plan to start the 2021 season at Easter - obviously we will keep you up to date on what is planned closer to the time.
2021 is a big year for Wilton Windmill - it's going to be 200 years old! We have a fabulous weekend of celebrations provisionally planned for 19th and 20th June, so put those dates in your diary.
In the meantime, please do continue to visit the Windmill and, if you are able, make a donation in our donation box by the gate. There can be nothing better for the soul than a walk through our fabulous countryside to lift the spirits and keep the body healthy.
Have a look on the Visit Pewsey Vale website for ideas for walking and cycling in this part of the world.
We look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Wilton Windmill is open for guided tours and refreshments on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from Easter Saturday through to the end of September, from 2pm to 5pm.
The site is open all year round and is a perfect spot for a picnic or just some peaceful contemplation whilst admiring the views.
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, and at the heart of the Great West Way©, 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 and you can visit the Granary. 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!
- The Granary is completed 28th February 2019
- The return of the Windmill’s sails 15th March 2017
- Sails at the Millwrights 30th October 2016
- Restoration of the Windmill’s sails begins 25th October 2016
- David Nicholls – Personal Memories of Wilton Windmill’s Restoration 28th January 2016
- Victorian Bakers 24th January 2016
- Crop Circles & Wilton Windmill 24th January 2016