Built around 1700, Bembridge Windmill is the only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight. With its stone-built tower, wooden cap and machinery it's one of the best loved landmarks on the Island. Although no longer working, the windmill, which is now in the care of the National Trust, has most of its original wooden machinery intact and is an example of industrial archaeology at its best. There are four floors to explore in this Grade 1 listed building and lovely views from the top across unspoilt countryside.Buy Bembridge Windmill Tickets
- Free children’s i-spy sheet
- Find the hidden millers with a free trail sheet
- Try your hand at milling with the hand quern
- Learn about milling with a model and a short film
- Small kiosk selling hot and cold drinks, ice creams and souvenirs.
- Free parking in lay-by on B3395 then a short walk (approx 100 yards) along the track to the windmill.
- Dogs on leads are permitted into the grounds but other than assistance dogs are not allowed into the windmill itself.
- The Windmill is at the corner of Mill Road and the High Street
Access to the different floors is by means of steep ladder steps.
Disabled access: There are two steps to the entrance kiosk. The surrounding field is level and the gate can be opened on request for wheelchairs. The ground floor of the windmill has steps, narrow doorways and limited turning space. Access to the other floors is by steep ladder steps. Photo album of the higher floors available.
Bembridge Windmill is at the start of the Culver Trail
How to find
- Bembridge Windmill
- High Street, Bembridge Isle of Wight PO35 5SQ
- Tel: 01983 873945