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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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Wimborne Events

19 Oct 2019 to 26 Oct 2019
Wimborne Green Festival
26 Oct 2019 to 03 Nov 2019
Honeybrook Spooky Half-Term

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21 Jun 2019
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11 Jun 2019
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24 Jul 2018
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26 Mar 2018
Resort Dorset Magazine 2018 The popular Resort Dorset magazine for 2018 is out today. Our free title offers visitors the chance to discover all the best things to see and do across the county. Resort is packed with great attractions, activities, food and drink, shopping, events and more ideas for great days out. You'll also find lots of money-saving vouchers! Keep an eye out for the bright yellow dispensers and pick up your copy soon - they'll be found in many hotels, holiday parks, shops, ... Read more...
12 Feb 2018
Dorset Countryside Escape to the Dorset countryside and breathe in the fresh air as you gaze over a landscape that looks untouched by time; you can just imagine days gone by, when horses pulled the plough and milk churns were left at the farm gate awaiting collection. Rural Dorset sits to the north and east of the county and is made up of rolling hills, chalk downlands, flower meadows, heathlands, and fertile farmland that produces a variety of crops. The Dorset Wildlife Trust has a number of ... Read more...

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