Ballycopeland Windmill

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
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.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.


Admission Free.

Opening times:

2nd July - 2nd October 2016

Fri / Sat / Sun: 10:00 - 17:00

Ballycopeland Windmill Conservation showcase:
Thursday 14th July & Thursday 25th August
Tours at 10.30am / 11.30am / 2pm / 3pm
Booking required: 028 9082 3207 /

Permanent toilet facilities on site.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

On B172 from Newtownards, a mile west before Millisle.
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

Windmill Road
County Down
BT22 2DS

Tel: (028) 9082 3207
Alt: (028) 9082 3214