Ballycopeland Windmill is situated one mile west of Millisle, County Down, Northern Ireland. This windmill is a functioning windmill, which is managed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and is open to public. It is estimated that this windmill was built around the year 1780 or 1790, which was owned by the McGilton family. In the year of 1935 this windmill was taken over by the government of Northern Ireland.
This windmill is a usual Irish stone tower mill, with a movable cap turned by an automatic fantail, which ensures that blades always face the wind. Ballycopeland windmill has three floors; one is a drive floor, second is a stone floor and third is a hopper floor. This windmill has two side entrance doors one is west door and second is east door. This is a tall white colored building with four attractive blades, which is very beautiful and real treat to watch.
Accommodations at Ballycopeland Windmill:
Beech Hill Country House Hotel
32 Ardmore Road,
This hotel is a privately owned 18th century country house, which provides luxurious atmosphere with amenities like king size bed, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, coffee maker and free high speed internet access.
The Bushmills Inn
9 Dunluce Road
This hotel provides great proximity to tourists, which offers plenty of amenities like, free internet access, bath tub, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, phone and free parking.
The Valley Hotel
60 Main St.
This is a 3 star hotel, which offers excellent service and accommodation with wide range of amenities.
7-21 Bradbury Place
This is an award winning hotel, which offers a wide range of amenities for tourists as well as businessmen.
Corr’s Corner Hotel
Corr's Corner Hotel
315 Ballyclare Road,
This hotel was opened in the year of 1919, which offers services like free high speed internet, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, complimentary breakfast, coffee in a lobby, hair dryer and king size bed.
Things to do at Ballycopeland Windmill:
Armagh Public Library
This is one of the oldest libraries in Ireland, which was established in the year of 1771 by Arch bishop Richard Robinson. In this library one can find 17th and 18th century books, particularly in history and theology.
W5 is a world-class interactive discovery center, where one can see attractions like, lie detector, laser harp, building bridges, a giant, racer track and robot building.
Nirvana Beauty and Day Spa
This spa provides best modern and ancient therapies, with holistic approach in wellbeing to meet the ever changing demands of the modern lifestyle.
In this aquarium visitors will learn about marine species that are indigenous. This aquarium is constructed in a very beautiful way.
Braid Arts Center
This venue weaves local history, arts and culture alongside contemporary conference, tourism and civic facilities.