The only surviving windmill on the Isle of Wight is also one of the Island’s most iconic images, and was even painted by Turner. Bembridge Windmill was built around 1700 and last operated in 1913, it still has most of its original machinery intact.
Steep stairs lead to the very top of the mill and from there you can follow the milling process back down through the four floors.
Just in case exploring the windmill is not enough to keep young children occupied, there are six hidden millers inside for little ones to find including interesting characters Mill.i.am and Milly Metre!
Several footpaths pass the windmill, making it a good place to either start your walk from or to visit as you go by. The kiosk sells hot and cold drinks and ice creams, so it’s also a useful refreshment stop.