Bembridge Windmill is one of the Isle of Wight’s most unique attractions as it’s the last windmill on the island. Now owned by the National Trust, the pretty landmark is a Grade I listed building – and frankly, any Isle of Wight holiday album isn’t going to be complete without a shot of it. The windmill dates back to around 1700, and although it hasn’t actually been used since 1913 it’s pretty much intact and is open to visitors.
Visitors are welcome to make their way to the top of the mill and discover how it works. You’ll need to complete a bit of a climb and then the tour takes place over the four floors as you make you way back down, so a visit is a great experience as long as you’re feeling energetic!
If you happen to visit the windmill when the wind’s up you’ll actually see it in all its glory, and it’s quite something to stand beneath it and hear the deafening creaks as it slowly turns in the breeze. You’ll find refreshments and souvenirs available from the kiosk close to the windmill, and we’d recommend checking the National Trust website for opening times in advance.