Brill Windmill

Brill Windmill

Date of Adventure: 9 Jul, 2023

Brill Windmill is such a fun place to take children, they love the sheer size of it sitting atop of Brill Common, and enjoy running up and down the undulating landscape, jumping from hill to hill, playing hide and seek and tearing through the long grass. My three love tumbling down the hill in hysterics, their feet going faster than their bodies can keep up with!

Visit in the glorious sunshine and find children laughing and chasing each other, people enjoying picnics, others relaxing in the pub garden taking in the windmill views and a few walking the Bernwood Jubilee Way. To find the start of the trail head down the hill with the windmill as your back and look for the sign on the corner of a cottage on a gravel path. Follow for countryside heaven! Lush green fields full of ewes and their lambs, streams, frogs and breath-taking views. The whole Bernwood Jubilee Way is 61 miles but maps on the website show how it can easily be split into manageable chunks.

This is a really lovely day out and can be a big adventure or a little explore – whatever you want it to be. We’ve been in all seasons and each one offers it’s own excitement but our favourite is the view of the windmill on a wonderfully sunny day. Totally free and absolutely enjoyable.

Team with a visit to the unbelievably exciting (and new!) Brill Playground, only a short walk from here.



Free to visit the area. To go into the windmill itself, which is open every Sunday from 2-5pm from Easter to the end of September, the price is £3 per adult, £1 per child.
Brill Common is always open, the windmill is open every Sunday from 2-5pm from Easter to the end of September
No booking required
Pub next to the windmill and Brill Coffee serving from the windmill car park 4 days a week - check their social media for specific days
Path up to windmill is wheelchair and pushchair accessible but beyond that is not, due to terrain
15 minutes from Headington roundabout
X20 or 280 and 113 to Brill
Free parking next to windmill
The details


South Hills, Brill, Aylesbury HP18 9TQ

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Rear of The Victoria Arms leading to the river

Did you


Oxford Preservation Trust bought the Victoria Arms pub in 1959 to save the nearly derelict building. Now fully renovated, this rural gem re-opened in 1984. It's still standing proud and serving Oxford’s pub-goers every day!

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