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.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 -
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Wilton Windmill shared Visit Pewsey Vale's post.Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 6:16pm
News from Crofton Beam Engines - extra steaming day tomorrow, Friday, to keep the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race afloat!
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Wilton WindmillMonday, February 29th, 2016 at 9:41am
Happy Leap Day!
Tomorrow is 1st March which can mean only one thing ....... tickets for this year's Murder at the Mill on 25th June will be on sale!
All the details can be found on our website.
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Wilton Windmill shared North Wessex Downs Aonb's photo.Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 4:25pm
Ideas for things to do over #halfterm in the North Wessex Downs Aonb. You can also visit #WiltonWindmill - we aren't open for guided tours yet as the season doesn't start until Easter weekend, but you can still access the site, look at the windmill from the outside and have a lovely walk. Don't forget to take lots of photos and send them in to us on our website!
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Wilton Windmill shared Sylvie Clayden's photo.Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 4:17pm
Spot #WiltonWindmill ! A fabulous depiction of the #PewseyVale and now installed at Pewsey Train Station.
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