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Wimborne's Minster Church has many unusual and quirky claims to fame, including the man who is buried neither inside or out, the tomb with two left feet and an astronomical clock which predates Gallileo. This wonderful building, with its unique chained library dating from 1686, has a rich history.

The town centre has a number of unique shops, many housed in listed buildings that give the town its character. In the High Street the Priests House Museum features a series of period rooms that take visitors back through the centuries, with hands-on activities for all ages. There's also a charming model town nearby that reflects life in 1950's England. Built between 1948 and 1952, the hundreds of beautifully crafted model buildings are an exact 1/10th scale replica of the town centre as it was during the 1950s.

The National Trust property at Kingston Lacy is an elegant country mansion with important collections, which is set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland.

Other attractions include the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre at nearby Verwood, and Moors Valley Country Park at Ringwood, which has 1,000 acres of park and forest to explore.

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