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Ripple Windmill is located on the outskirts of Deal, Kent. The restoration of this grade II listed mill has been a real labour of love for its current owners. Ripple Windmill is now in working order and holding Open Days.


This stunning  Kentish Smock Mill has a tarred black tower and contrasting white sails. It really is Instagram ready!


There are panoramic views of the surrounding Kent countryside and the coastline. The area around the mill is popular with walkers and cyclists. Click here for walking and cycling routes near Ripple Windmill.

Visit Ripple Windmill to find out:

  • How did the mill help to keep sailors safe from the notorious Goodwin Sands?

  • What was involved in the restoration?

  • What was life like for the millers at Ripple Windmill?

Why not combine a visit to Ripple Windmill with other tourist attractions in Deal, such as Walmer Castle, Solley's ice cream parlour, or the beach?


Entry is free (donations welcome!) See Facebook for details of our Open Days.


Although a mill has stood on this spot since at least 1695, the current mill was originally built at Drellingore, between Dover and Folkestone, but was re-erected in Deal in the early 1800s.


It continued as a working mill until the 1940s. When it fell into disuse, its position high above Deal town made it ideal for a television relay station.

The mill was bought by its current owners in 1987 and has been painstakingly restored.

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