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Wimborne Minster

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Wimborne Minster (often referred to as Wimborne) is an historic market town situated in the East of Dorset. On the banks of river Stour it began as a Saxon settlement and has grown into one of the most beautiful towns in Dorset.

Wimborne is dominated by the Minster which has been a place of pilgrimage for over 1300 years.  Amongst the Minster’s many attractions you will find a 700 year old clock which chimes on the quarter hour by a Grenadier Guard known as the Quarter Jack. The Minster also houses one of the first public libraries; known as the Chained Library and founded in 1686 this is definitely an attraction  not to be missed. Alongside the Minster you can find the Mediaeval  Priest’s House Museum, now an exhibition of Victorian Life in Dorset.

Wimborne is a hive of activity throughout the year, with many festivals and events which draw in the crowds from near and far. The Folk Festival in June is considered one of the best in the country, with sides performing in the market square and the Minster Green.  In October the town welcomes Foodies for its weekend Food and Drink Festival. The town also hosts a cider festival, the Party in the Paddock and craft fairs. 

Wimborne boasts one of the finest local theatres in the country. The 1930’s Tivoli welcomes well known artists throughout the year. No visit to Wimborne is complete without taking in a show.
You can see Wimborne in miniature at the Wimborne Model Town. Built in the 1950’s and with a special sensory garden and play area for younger children, this is a great day out for families.
Just 3 miles from Wimborne you can find a stunning National Trust property: Kingston Lacey is the home of the flamboyant Bankes family and you can while away many an hour enjoying the art and artefacts belonging to the family, or strolling in the beautiful gardens. Make sure you call in to the White Mill at Sturminster Newton on your way back to Wimborne.

 

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