Come and experience what it was like to work as a miller in the nineteenth century, in the only working windmill in Northern Ireland.
The windmill is just one part of the fully restored heritage attraction, which brings to life the journey of locally grown grain from field to fodder. As well as the windmill, the site comprises of a number of historical ancillary buildings.
Ballycopeland Windmill is the only windmill left in the world that uses the Hooper Roller Reefing System to harness the power of the wind. This makes Ballycopeland Windmill a site of international significance in industrial heritage and technology.
Take a walk through time with the farmer, the kilnsman and the miller, and with one of our experienced tour guides climb the windmill to discover the incredible precision engineering of the inner workings of the mill.
For our younger visitors find Millie the Mouse, one of the mill’s smallest residents.
Self-guided and guided tours available.
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This project was part funded under Priority 6 Rural Tourism Scheme of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the European Union