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Rayleigh Windmill

Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED, England
+44 1702 546366
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Rayleigh Windmill and neighbouring Rayleigh Mount.

As a resident of Rayleigh I can extol the main features of both the Mount and Windmill plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ransomer
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Very interesting walk was pleasant around the windmill would definitely recommend a visit. Staff in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamela R
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The Rayleigh Windmill is an award-winning tourist and educational attraction, and popular venue for Weddings and other celebrations. It contains an accredited museum, an exhibition space and information about Rayleigh Mount. It is also situated next to a beautiful sensory garden. Everyone is welcome to come and explore this 200 year old Grade II listed building, learn how the Windmill worked, try the quiz in the museum, dress up in traditional costumes and find out about the Castle that once stood on Rayleigh Mount! The friendly team of volunteers are always on hand to offer guided tours. The Windmill hosts various exhibitions throughout the season on the 2nd floor. To find out more about the exhibitions lined up this season, download the flyer in the Related Documents section on our website. Visit England has accredited the Rayleigh Windmill as a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. Visit England is a national body that assesses visitor attractions throughout the country. The Windmill is open to the public from the end of March to the end of September, opening times during this period as listed. Please check our website first before visiting as the Windmill may be closed for a Wedding. Please note, parking in the Mill Hall Car Park outside the Windmill is FREE on Saturdays from 1pm and on Sundays all day. We also welcome school and group visits at Rayleigh Windmill and group leaders can download a Group Visit Heritage Guide and booking form from our website. School or group visits may be booked during the winter months but are subject to volunteer availability. Entry is free of charge, a minimum £1 donation per person is encouraged.
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Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a resident of Rayleigh I can extol the main features of both the Mount and Windmill plus recommend a visit to our town which has a current day and a yesteryear feel all in one. The Windmill is a grade 2 listed tower mill,now...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting walk was pleasant around the windmill would definitely recommend a visit. Staff in cafe were lovely

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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

There is lots of history to soak up at the Windmill. There is also a nice exhibition of photographs on there at the moment. You will need to be able to climb steep stairs though. Having said that it's worth it

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

We were fortunate to arrive on the first day they opened after the sails had been refitted. Welcoming and friendly volunteers. We climbed to the top where you get a view of the surroundings and the Mound and then worked our way back down through...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I went to the mill during a visit to Rayleigh, it is only open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The mill houses much information about local history, also there are many items of interest on display. The stairs are steep, so not suitable for those...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

as above We have been several times nice and relaxed very clean and good service for a reasonably priced snack

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

My wife and I have often seen Rayleigh Mill from the outside so it was a real treat to be able to go in and see the wonderful exhibitions and appreciate the displays telling the story of the building. The ground floor museum was fascinating;...More

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Leisure R, Manager at Rayleigh Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Rayleigh Windmill, we are so glad you enjoyed all we have to offer! We do hope you return soon!

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Went up top with 2 little ones. Volunteers very informative and friendly. Great art expo too. Kids loved the crafts at the bottom. A great place to visit.

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Leisure R, Manager at Rayleigh Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

We are so glad you all enjoyed your visit to the Windmill. Our exhibitions change every month, so please do come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

y We love visiting Rayleigh Iconic buildings helpful people im reg disabled in a wheelchair so have to rely on my wonderful hubby

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

This is a fascinating place to soak up local history, view the work of local artists and from the top level view the crouch valley. You need to be very good at climbing steps, however if you can its worth it. Right in the centre...More

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Leisure R, Manager at Rayleigh Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Thank you very much for visiting Rayleigh Windmill, we are so glad you enjoyed all we have to offer! We do hope you shall return soon for one of our fantastic events. Our Windmill Volunteers are donning their traditional dress once again in honour of...More

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HannahLou20
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Leisure R | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The windmill seats 20 guests and has the standing space for the two registrars, the happy couple and a photographer. I hope this answers your question and if you would like a copy of our... More
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Sylvia H
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Leisure R | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. The Windmill is open: The Windmill will be open from Sunday 2nd April until 1st October 2017. Wednesday 10:00am - 1:00pm Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm Sunday 1:00 - 4:00pm However, we do close... More
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