Bembridge Windmill - National Trust

Bembridge Windmill - National Trust

High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SQ

Bembridge windmill is the last of eight windmills that once worked on the Isle of Wight. It is managed by the National Trust and stands on the high ground overlooking Brading Marshes and the Yar estuary. It was built around 1700 using Island stone and continued in operation until 1913. The windmill retains most of its original mechanism and represents around 300 years of history, from the time when it was at the cutting edge of rural technology to being made redundant by the march of steam and other forms of motive power.

In 1795 it was an inspiration for the famous artists JMW Turner, who was a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight and who started a painting that featured the windmill on its hill above the surrounding floodplain. An image of this painting is on display at the mill.

Bembridge windmill is now a Grade 1 listed building and as the sole surviving wind-powered mill, is also a valuable part of the Island’s heritage. You are able to explore all four floors, which extend up to the top of the mill, to get a great sense of how these amazing buildings functioned. The sweeps are all intact, although these days there are no sails attached. It remains one of the most recognisable buildings on the Isle of Wight and makes a great starting point for a walk to the nearby Brading Marshes RSPB reserve. There is no onsite parking, although there is a lay-by about 100 metres from the entrance, but this is not owned by the National Trust.

Bembridge windmill is only a short walk from the atractive centre of Bembridge village where you can find many places to eat and drink and you can find out more information about opening hours and admission costs by accessing the windmill’s page on the National Trust website

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26 High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SE 0.43 mi
01983 87271701983 872717
1 Steyne Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5UH 0.5 mi
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1 Steyne Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5UH 0.5 mi
01983 87357201983 873572
15 High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5SD 0.51 mi
01983 87537801983 875378
Bembridge Fish Store, 5 High Street, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5SD 0.52 mi
01983 87557201983 875572
Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park, Hillway Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5PL 0.63 mi
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Station Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NN 0.65 mi
01983 87207701983 872077
Fishermans Wharf, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NS 0.66 mi
01983 87475801983 874758
16 Beach Rd, Bembridge PO35 5NZ, UK 0.71 mi
Bembridge Powerboat Training Ltd, Woodnutts Yard, The Duver, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1YB 0.81 mi
01983 77807701983 778077
The Beach Hut, Forelands Beach, Forelands Field Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TR 0.88 mi
01983 87427001983 874270
32 Forelands Field Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TR 0.91 mi
01983 87224401983 872244
Sandhills Holiday Park, Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5QB 0.93 mi
01983 87227701983 872277
The Wonky Café, Sandhills Holiday Park, Peacock Hill, Bembridge PO35 5QB, UK 0.94 mi
01983 87268901983 872689
Old Mill Holiday Park, Mill Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1UE 0.96 mi
01983 87250701983 872507
Flat No 1, Fishermans Walk, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TH 1.03 mi
01983 87393101983 873931
Dan's Kitchen, Lower Green Road, St. Helens, PO33 1TS 1.13 mi
01983 87230301983 872303
Ganders Restaurant, Upper Green Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1UQ 1.2 mi
01983 87201401983 872014
Upper Green Road, St Helens, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1UJ 1.21 mi
01983 87233701983 872337
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