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Rayleigh Windmill, Rayleigh

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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.

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! Look out for special events throughout the season.

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 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 below.

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  • Felt very lucky to get to the top of this wonder windmill, where you can even get married in. No good if climbing steps is a problem. A piece of history that is lovingly preserved.  more »
  • Its interesting to see the developments at the Windmill since my last visit. There is more audio visual stuff and a new exhibition on the second floor  more »
  • Excellent visit - they have this presented well. Go to see it!
  • Contains a massive amount of local history, the 'guides' are very pleasant and informative - they clearly enjoy their role, well maintained, wonderful views from near the top of the mill.
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