Bidston Windmill and Bidston Lighthouse Open Days 2018. 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


Bidston Windmill, Bidston Hill, Wirral


April sees the return of the popular Windmill openings  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.



For more information about Bidston Windmill:


Bidston Lighthouse Open Days.

Weekly every Saturday afternoon from 1st April till September 


Bidston Lighthouse, Wilding Way, Wirral CH43 7RA


Bidston Lighthouse tours are weekly on Saturday until September.  


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 their website is here:

windmill and lighthouse

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