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Imposing five-storey drainage windpump

The striking windpump provides stunning views over the coast and broadland landscape.

Set within the Broads National Park, the Horsey estate is an internationally important site for wildlife and offers a great spot for birdwatching and wintering wildfowl.

Horsey Estate is managed by the Buxton family, from whom it was acquired.

During the great gales of 1987 Horsey Windpump succumbed to the extreme weather conditions and the cap was severely damaged.

Repair work was carried out and the windpump was reopened to the public in 1990.

A small shop and refreshments can be found close to the windpump with toilets facilities in the nearby car park.

Horsey Windpump before and after removal of her sails for repair

Horsey Windpump before and after removal of her sails for repair

Windpump sails into new phase of repair

Horsey Windpump has had a dramatic history – it has survived floods, a lightning strike, a collapse, storms and gale force winds. But, now the time has come for this Norfolk icon to undergo essential repair works, which will see the start of works to reinstate this mill back to its former glory.

Stay in Horsey Barns

Why not stay within walking distance of Horsey Windpump and the sea? 

These traditional Norfolk buildings have been carefully converted to provide warm and comfortable holiday accommodation of great character. Stay as a guest and enjoy free entry to Horsey Windpump and selected local National Trust properties.

1 Horsey Barns (sleeps 3)
2 Horsey Barns (sleeps 4 + 2)
3 Horsey Barns (sleeps 6)

  • Fancy staying here? © Fisheye Images

    In the area

    There's a traditional country pub, miles of sandy beaches and the famous Broads are on your doorstep.

  • Horsey Mill at sunset, in Norfolk © Jana Eastwood

    Visitor comments

    Great location, fantastic wildlife, unmissable view from the top of the Windpump at sunset.

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