Bursledon Windmill

Eastleigh

Type:Windmill

Windmill Lane, Bursledon, Hampshire, SO31 8BG

Tel: +44 023 8040 4999

Bursledon Windmill

About

Hampshire's only working windmill, Bursledon Windmill was built in 1814. After falling into disrepair, it was restored and then re-opened in 1990 as a working windmill and heritage visitor attraction.

Other buildings on the site include the Chineham Barn which was rescued from demolition and now houses the ticket office and other visitor facilities; there is also the Hiltingbury Granary, an 18th century farm building which stores grain for the mill. The pond, to water the farmer’s horses, has been re-dug in its original location.

Entrance to the windmill building is part of the guided tours which start every half hour. If travelling a long way to visit, it is advisable to phone ahead to check whether the tours are busy. Please note the last tour of the day leaves at 3.30pm. Much of Bursledon Windmill is an outdoor site, please wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Please note visitors in flip flops or stilettos are not allowed above the ground floor.

Admission charges apply. Pay once, visit all year; enjoy unlimited visits to Bursledon Windmill. With your ticket you can return to Bursledon Windmill as many times as you like for a whole year. Excludes some special events which may have an extra charge.
 
Before you visit the mill, please be aware:
 
To take part in the mill tour, please be advised that:
- You must be able to climb and descend steep ladders without assistance
- The tour is not suitable for visitors with vertigo, claustrophobia or similar health conditions
- You must wear appropriate, flat footwear
 
During your tour, please:
- Supervise children at all times
- Mind your head on the low beams and doorframes
- Take care on the steep ladders
- If you have any questions before or during your tour of the mill, please ask a member of our team - they will be happy to help you.
 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
5-15 years£2.50 per ticket
Adult£5.00 per ticket
Concession£4.00 per ticket
Under 5's freeFree
up to 5 people, max. 2 adults£14.00 per ticket

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Video carries explanatory text.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Grounds only.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Barn and grounds, ground floor of windmill, but not upper floors

Catering

  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available - Hot/cold drinks Snacks

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - In grounds and only on lead
  • Dogs welcome - In grounds only on lead
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - n/a

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families - Hand milling techniques - hands on activity
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Hand milling.
  • Educational Visits Accepted - School visits and cuuriculum program available.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M27. Follow brown tourist signs from M27 jct 8.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Bursledon. Walk eastbound along old A27, then turn right along Windmill Lane at approach to Windhover roundabout.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023

Opening Times

* Bursledon Windmill is currently closed for the winter and will reopen in the spring. Please visit the venue’s website for latest information.

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