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Quite a beautiful sight

We passed Wilton Windmill on a circular walk and it really is stunning. It looks like time has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hanp86
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London, United Kingdom
Proper day out!

The village Wilton is a quintessential English country village with a great pub. You can even buy... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
_sue_mac62
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Set high above the village of Wilton, 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. We are open every year from Easter to the end of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wilton Hill, Wilton, Marlborough SN8 3SW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed Wilton Windmill on a circular walk and it really is stunning. It looks like time has stood still. If you can - visit properly and see inside/ the inner workings.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

The village Wilton is a quintessential English country village with a great pub. You can even buy some fresh free range eggs from a local cottage. The windmill is at the top of a hill and you can on open days go into the windmill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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wexcombers, Volunteer at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Hi - thank you for taking the time to review Wilton Windmill and the village and of course our wonderful pub, The Swan Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to this very special part of Wiltshire - do come back when the Windmill...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018

The windmill is a lovely spot to visit. The windmill is kept in working condition although it wasn't turning on the day we visited.More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank commstraveller
wexcombers, Volunteer at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the lovely Wilton Windmill. We do mill a number of times through the year, but require quite strong wind to be able to turn the sails. We try to let people know when we are...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Wonderful working windmill,in a beautiful location.Windmill is open for guided tours from Easter to September on Sundays and bank holidays.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank matthecat1
wexcombers, Helper at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

So glad you enjoyed our beautiful windmill. It is just as lovely out of season as it is during the summer months - and the views at this time of the year in this splendid autumn sunshine are amazing! Thank you for your review -...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Quiet and relaxing stop with the wife. Lucky with weather. Better than being in local towns for a change.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ian B
Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Glad you and your wife enjoyed it, Ian. Our windmill certainly is a peaceful spot, and the site is open to visitors all year round. Hope that you can make it back when we have the windmill open for guided tours, Sundays and Bank Holidays...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited the Windmill many years ago when we were new to crusing the K&A and have always wanted to return. It was great to find it open on Monday. We had a really interesting tour around and learned masses about the history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

So glad that you enjoyed your visit, and that our volunteer guides were able to take you through the interesting history of our windmill. As you say, the histories of Crofton Beam Engines and Wilton Windmill are intimately linked - and they also make a...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Living in the village, we normally dont make it past the swan, but we love this windmill. always lit at night, beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Well walked! Especially in this heat - but there again, another excuse to drop into the Swan on the way home.

Reviewed 24 July 2018

They put on a wind in the willows themed family fete with lots of traditional stalls. My 6 year old was desperate to do the windmill tour and it was one of the best things weve done with him. He was fascinated with the workings...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Arnoldbakers, Committee member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Naomi, we are just so happy to hear that our Wind in the Willows day worked out so well for you - and especially for your son. As well as the Open Day, and our regular Sunday opening, we do special visits for schools....More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We have been meaning to go for ages and not quite made it, but so glad we made the effort. We took the guided tour which I would recommend. The windmill has been lovingly restored and it’s so refreshing to go to a historic building...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words, which I know will be much appreciated by our volunteer guides and helpers in the shepherd's hut. We do indeed try to keep the windmill in good working order for visitors to appreciate, but also for our...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Was travelling on the 'Billet Hotel Boat' on the Kennett and Avon Canal when we saw the sign for the 'Wilton Windmill' and decided to investigate. Although the Windmill itself wasn't open, as it was early evening, there is access to the field where it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Arnoldbakers, Committee Member at Wilton Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

So glad that you made the walk over the hill to find our lovely windmill. Our connection with the Kennet & Avon Canal is an intimate one. Once canal traffic began to build up, after Crofton started pumping in 1810, five local watermills on the...More

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