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National Rail | station code BDW

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Bedwyn station serves the idyllic village of Great Bedwyn in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The towpath along the adjacent Kennet & Avon Canal makes a pleasant walk to Crofton Beam Engines (see below). | |

Chisbury Chapel EH 1½ miles

A fine 13th century chapel with flint walls and a thatched roof. It was built by the lord of Chisbury Manor but ceased to be a consecrated chapel in 1547 and was used as a barn for many years. Admission free.
Open any reasonable time.

Crofton Beam Engines 2¼ miles

The oldest working steam engines in the world, fed by a hand-stoked coal-fired boiler. The engines were built 200 years ago to pump water for the adjacent Kennet & Avon Canal and are still capable of doing this today. One engine is of original Boulton & Watt construction. Events programme. Café.
Open please see website.

Wilton Windmill 2¼ miles

A working windmill built in 1821, producing stoneground wholemeal flour. Guided tours of the mill.
Open Easter-Sep, Sun & BH 1400-1700.
Wilton Windmill is 1¼ miles from Crofton Beam Engines.

Bedwyn map