Bidston Windmill and Bidston Lighthouse Open Days 2017! Every first Saturday of month for tour of both. Bidston Lighthouse open EVERY Saturday afternoon. A great day out for all the family!


Have a great day out on Bidston Hill!


On the  first Saturday of the month from April there is a unique opportunity to visit both Bidston Windmill and Bidston Lighthouse on the same day. They are situated a short walk from each other and are both hugely important historic buildings on the Wirral. The windmill on Bidston Hill is mentioned in an early manuscript dated 1609 and there has been a lighthouse situated on Bidston Hill since around 1771.


Make a day of it with a walk around the hill and also enjoy a free visit to Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm  with its lovely café with delicious food and drinks at very reasonable prices.



Bidston Windmill Open Days

First Saturday morning of each month from April till September starting 1st April 2017


Bidston Windmill, Bidston Hill, Wirral


April sees the return of the popular Windmill openings, starting Saturday, 2nd April; it will be open from 10:00am until 12:00 noon every 1st Saturday of the month up to and including September. Dog owners are welcome to leave their pets in the hands of our friendly dog minders whilst they take a tour of the mill with a fantastic view from the top!


Bats roost in the windmill over winter. The windmill is closed when the bats are in residence (which is usually October through March). Admission is free. Donations to the Friends of Bidston Hill are welcome. Height restrictions apply. Last entry is at 11:45 am.


The windmill will be open on Saturday 2nd May 10am for National Mills Weekend. 

More information on that here:


For more information about Bidston Windmillhere is their website is here:


Bidston Lighthouse Open Days.

Weekly every Saturday afternoon from 1st April till September (except Saturday 29th April).


Bidston Lighthouse, Wilding Way, Wirral CH43 7RA


Bidston Lighthouse tours will start on Saturday 1st April 2017 and weekly thereafter. 


Guided tours of the signals and lamp rooms start promptly on the hour at 12:00 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.


After that it will be open every Saturday afternoon  through to the end of August.


Different arrangements will apply during the Wirral Heritage Open Days . 


Admission Charges. Free admission to the ground floor (reception) and oil room (bookshop). Guided tours of the signals and lamp rooms cost £2.50 (adult) or £1 (child).


For more information the website is here:

Bidston Hill have  created a smartphone version of the Bidston Hill Heritage Trail, for use with the Geotourist app. 


The Geotourist app is free to download and use (but you will incur the normal data charges, if any, from your mobile phone service provider).  To get the app, follow the instructions on the Geotourist web site (or search for it in the app store appropriate to your device). Once you’ve downloaded the app to your device, you can find the Bidston Hill Heritage Trail within the app by searching for “Bidston Hill”.


If you don’t have a suitable smartphone, you can also preview the tour on the Geotourist web-site.


The initial version of the tour includes the same points as the Bidston Hill Heritage trail, (with the exception of King George’s Way, Bidston Hall, and the Mummer’s Carvings, which we may add in the future), plus an additional point we’ve called the Viewpoint.



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