Set high above the village of Wilton, Wilton Windmill was built in 1821 and was used until the 1930’s when it fell into disrepair. It was restored to working order in 1976 and is a Grade II Listed Building of Special Architectural and Historic Interest.
You can visit the Windmill site at any time – there is a picnic area with breath-taking views across to the Downs and the building can be viewed from the outside. Guided tours and access to the inside of the building are available during opening times. The shepherd’s hut shop, serving refreshments and gifts and providing a seating area, is also open at this time.
Special open days are held during the summer and are advertised on our website.
Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex and still produces wholemeal, stone-ground flour, available at the Windmill and in local outlets:
Aldbourne Post Office, Cafe and Deli
13 The Square, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, SN8 2DU
Cobbs Farm Shop
Bath Rd, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0SP
Great Bedwyn Post Office
90 Church St, Great Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3PF
Marr Green Farm Shop
Collingbourne Road, Burbage, Wiltshire SN8 3RT (on the A338)
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Group - adult||£3.00 per ticket|
|Group - child||£2.00 per ticket|
|Mill - Adult||£5.00 per ticket|
|Mill - Child||Free|
|Mill - Senior||£3.00 per ticket|
Prices may vary on Special Event Days.
|2024 - *OPENING DELAYED* (15 Apr 2024 - 24 Sept 2024)|
* Groups by appointment
Easter Weekend open Saturday, Sunday and Monday but thereafter open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of September.
Other days, site is open but no guided tours or refreshments available. During the Winter, The site is still open, but again no guided tours or refreshments.
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments are sold when the windmill is open (tea, coffee, cake etc)
- Picnic Site - All year.
- Coach drop-off point
- Event venue
- On-site coach parking - For one coach only - Narrow lanes may make access difficult.
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Toilets - When shop open.
- Approx length of visit - 45 minutes minimum.
- In countryside
- Max group size - 25
- Min group size - 10
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times - for a group of at least 10.
- Outdoor Attraction
- Village Location
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - On road layby.
- On site parking - with permission.
- Parking (free) - On road layby.
- Cash & Cheque accepted
- Special group rates
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
Tours and Demonstrations
- Demonstrations Given
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available - Prior to arrangement, minimum 10 people.
- Min group size numeric qualifier - 10.
- Groups Accepted
Map & Directions
From the A338 Salisbury to Hungerford road, turn at Burbage roundabout towards East Grafton on A338, after which the windmill becomes visible on the left. Then follow signs to Wilton Windmill. Windmill can be easily seen from A338.
Public Transport Directions
From Bedwyn Rail Station station it is 2 miles to Wilton Windmill.At present, no public transport.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good21
- TravellustedBirmingham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesMagic moments, wonderful windmill, marvellous Martin.Sunday, 13th August 2023Wonderful windmill. Martin our guide, was exceptional and made the experience. He brought to life all the fantastic mechanical solutions! Read full review
- Traveller53WiltshireWiltshireGreat visit ~ human ingenuity of a bygone age!Sunday, 3rd September 2023This was a most excellent visit. We had a fully guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Climbing up the ladders right to the top and having the whole workings explained on every floor. May be a... Read full review
- Adventurers049Brisbane, AustraliaTrip Type:CouplesInteresting windmillSunday, 24th September 2023This is a lovely windmill that is in the middle of the countryside. Tours are held on Sunday afternoons. There are some tables and benches under one of the large trees. Read full review