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Rayleigh Windmill

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A relic of the past

The windmill is probably the most significant landmark in Rayleigh.It is 6 storeys high, and... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Nailsworth, United Kingdom
Wedding venue

We held our wedding on Friday 7th September at the Windmill. Quaint pretty small venue for a... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7ED, England
+44 1702 546366
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All reviews wedding venue the upper floors steep stairs limited mobility local history high street third floor sensory garden norman motte a real treat on display volunteers photos ceremony visitors sails mound
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

The windmill is probably the most significant landmark in Rayleigh.It is 6 storeys high, and certainly visible from most parts of the town. The mill is a little over 200 years old, but until about 50 years ago had fallen into disrepair. At that time,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rocko1947
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We held our wedding on Friday 7th September at the Windmill. Quaint pretty small venue for a personal wedding. We had 9 guests. We were able to decorate the Windmill in advance with fresh flowers and battery lit lanterns. We had photos on the walls...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

It was interesting to go up the windmill, look at the old workings and gas masks etc and see the views

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Ransomer
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank PamelaR2577
Reviewed 31 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 20 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 May 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank B7152FJpeterw
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank elainesteed13
Reviewed 23 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Leisure R, Manager at Rayleigh Windmill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 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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11 July 2017|
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
Sylvia H
28 June 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