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Wimborne Minster in East Dorset is a striking town which has a great collection of old architecture and its very own model town which depicts the town as it was in the 1950s. Today Wimborne Minster is largely unchanged remaining quintessentially English and pretty making it a great location for a tranquil holiday in Dorset.

British history enthusiasts will admire Wimborne Minster Church for its connections to King Ethelred and Alfred the Great. The history of the area can also be admired at Kingston Lacy a magnificent old house now owned by the National Trust. Other attractions in and around the town include the Priest’s House Museum which features a stunning walled garden and the vibrant art-deco Tivoli Theatre which offers visitors the chance to catch a show for the perfect after dinner treat.

There is ample opportunity for dining out in Wimborne Minster at one of the tea rooms, cafés, pubs or restaurants making it an enticing location for a short break with a loved one or alternatively for foodie holidays. The town seems expert at mixing old and new and as you venture down the high street, you will notice modern stores sitting beside delightful independent boutiques. The town is enhanced by its picturesque setting on the River Allen, and the towers of the Minster Church of St Cuthburga provide the perfect backdrop. Take some time out to appreciate the relaxed pace of the town by sitting on the Minster Green.

Each year the Wimborne Folk Festival is held which offers so much other than music, ceilidh bands and singers. The festival grounds offer camping and market stalls as well as a little Morris dancing. Wimborne Minster is also responsible for a fabulously long firework display on Bonfire Night. If visiting in the festive season try going to the Priest’s House to take part in their Great Pudding Stir. The museum is a fantastic place to discover more about East Dorset and see their current exhibitions. The town has a bustling regular market and in keeping with the traditions of the town the Town Crier can be heard on weekends and national holidays.

The town of Wimborne Minster is also close to the popular holiday destinations of Poole and Bournemouth, making it a great location for family holidays in Dorset. The many great beaches in the area also make for fantastic days out and a lot of them are dog friendly too meaning man’s best friend can come along for a much deserved break too!

The town seems expert at mixing old and new and as you venture down the high street, you will notice modern stores sitting beside delightful independent boutiques

For the perfect break in the town, take a look at our collection of accommodation in Wimborne Minster, including hotels, cottages, B&Bs, and holiday parks. With our wide selection, you are sure to find something to suit your needs and requirements.

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