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Wimborne Minster Town Information

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The Minster in Wimborne Minster - Photo © Ron Strutt
The Minster in Wimborne Minster
Photo: Ron Strutt CCL

The perfect base for further exploration into Dorset, this delightful market town lies on the banks of the River Allen, not far from Bournemouth, and is dominated by the twin-towered Minister of St Cuthberga - a curious cathedral-like mixture of Norman and Gothic architecture - which contains a 17th century chained library and the only royal brass in England.

Nearby are the defensive Iron Age earthworks known as Badbury Rings.

Dorset writer Thomas Hardy lived here for two years and changed its name to ‘Warborne’ for his 1882 book ‘Two on a Tower’.