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Ballycopeland Windmill
Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
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Ballycopeland Windmill is the only remaining working windmill in East Down. It was built in the late 18th or early 19th century and was worked until the First World War when it fell into disrepair. It was gradually restored between 1950 and 1978 to full working order.

A small visitor centre is located inside the Millers house.

Disabled access is not possible within the windmill. This is a group of traditional buildings on a sloping site with changes of level. Wheelchair users can gain access to the exhibition but may find this difficult. Some parts of the complex are inaccessible for wheelchairs.

***Special Access Tours of the Windmill***

Come along to Ballycopeland Windmill for a special access tour of the windmill tower. These tours will last approximately 25 minutes and will be led by a member of the conservation team involved in the recent conservation of the windmill. Tours will commence promptly on time at the tower, please be on site at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time to ensure the tour does not depart without you.

A maximum of six people, including all age groups, are allowed into the tower on each tour. All persons wishing to enter the tower must be booked to gain access.

It is essential to note that the interior of the tower has some very confined spaces, with access to the upper floors by ladder stairs. Therefore the tower tour may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties or difficulties with confined spaces.

Booking required:

Opening times

Miller’s cottage, Kilnman’s house and kiln and drying floor.

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admission each day is 30 mins before closing time

Special access tours of the Windmill: 15th July, 29th July and 19th August.

10:000 and run every 30 minutes, excluding 13:00. Last tour of the day 16.30.

Price list

Free access to Miller’s cottage, kiln & drying floor and kilnman’s house.

Tours of Windmill:

Adults: £5

Child (2-16): £3

Under 2s free if carried.


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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Toilets
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Ballycopeland Windmill

Windmill Road
County Down
BT22 2DS
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
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