Wilton Windmill – Open in 2021
Wilton Windmill is run entirely by volunteers and, because social distancing cannot be maintained as the building is too narrow, they are adopting a flexible approach to the opening of the windmill to the public in 2021.
The grounds of the windmill will continue to be open to the public to enjoy on any day of the week (Covid restrictions permitting) – the views are well worth a visit.
You are welcome to bring your own refreshments and picnics – there are tables in the grounds for you to use.
During the summer, a number of volunteers will occasionally be on hand (on an un-booked, ad-hoc basis) to provide information and open the granary and mill for self-guided tours by individuals within the same household or bubble.
As social distancing restrictions are removed, the mill will be opened more formally and details will be posted on the Wilton Windmill website. 2021 is the Windmill’s 200th anniversary and hopefully this wonderful milestone will be celebrated in some way at the end of the summer.
Set high above the village of Wilton with stunning views, about 9 miles south east of Marlborough in Wiltshire, Wilton Windmill is the only working windmill in Wessex which still produces stone-ground, wholemeal flour (available from the shepherd’s hut shop and local outlets).
The windmill is open every year from Easter Saturday 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 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.
Special events are publicised on the website.