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Ivinghoe, England

The Pitstone Windmill

This windmill is believed to be the oldest in the British Isles.  

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Located in the quiet English countryside is the 17-century Pitstone Windmill. According to an engraving on one of the mill’s inner beams, the windmill dates back to 1627. For centuries, the windmill was used to mill grains into flour for the surrounding villages. In 1902, it was damaged beyond repair during a massive storm.

It stood derelict until the 1960s, when a group of local volunteers decided to restore the windmill to its former glory. It was returned to working order after 68 years. The landscape surrounding the windmill offers amazing views and unforgettable photo opportunities of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

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Parking is free but limited.

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