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RETIREMENT LIVING IN WIMBORNE

In the heart of Dorset, Wimborne Minster is a wonderful place to live

Wimborne Minster, Dorset is a picturesque market town idyllically positioned on the banks of the River Allen and River Stour. Wimborne is a lively community with plenty to do and see. It’s a ‘Fairtrade’ town offering an eclectic mix of retail opportunities from independents to high street stores. Cyclists and strollers will enjoy visiting the pretty central square, meandering around many trails, the Willow Walk and along the wild-life rich riverbanks.

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SURROUNDING AREAS

Wimborne is a fantastic base from which to pursue all sorts of hobbies from golf to sailing, historic tours to cycling in the rolling green countryside or walking along the famous rugged coastline. The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and it’s not hard to see why. The breath-taking path stretches 154km from Exmouth, Devon to Studland Bay, Dorset.  

Wimborne is surrounded by numerous tourist attractions and beauty spots. Nearby National Trust attractions include the glorious Italianate Kingston Lacey estate, with walks down to the Eye Bridge or Pamphill Green and Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort. Or  why not  explore the English Sparkling Wine vineyard near Poole?

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TRANSPORT AND CONNECTIONS

Dorset is blissfully free of motorways, but Wimborne is well-connected by A roads, in particular the A31. Salisbury is a 40 minute drive away and the breath-taking Jurassic coast is also only a 40-minute drive away with fossil hunting and kayaking available at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. You can be on the beaches of Bournemouth within 30 minutes and there are regular bus and train services to make a jolly seaside jaunt a breeze. 

For holidays abroad Bournemouth Airport is the closest airport but Southampton Airport is just 30 miles always too. Being so close to the coast, ferries make a fantastic choice for travel. From Poole you can get a ferry to Jersey. And Southampton ferry port offer trips to the Isle of Wight, while Portsmouth has routes to France and Spain.

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COMMUNITY

Wimborne has a strong caring and creative community. Arts and crafts lovers, for instance, will find a home at Walford Mill. You can visit the studios or take classes in jewellery making, upholstery, woodwork and painting. There’s even a café, ‘Happyccino’, which promotes positive mental health,

The town also had a packed calendar of community events and festivals for all to enjoy. The annual Wimborne Minster Folk Festival has music, dancing and comedy and more. Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival celebrates the best in local produce and cookery. Wimborne History Festival holds exciting activities and Wimborne Literary Festival host authors and poets.

The town also had a packed calendar of community events and festivals for all to enjoy. The annual Wimborne Minster Folk Festival has music, dancing and comedy and more. Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival celebrates the best in local produce and cookery. Wimborne History Festival holds exciting activities and Wimborne Literary Festival host authors and poets.

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ATTRACTIONS

Wimborne is steeped in history with Roman origins and the famous Minister Church with its many treasures, including a chained library, but for a more unexpected excursion you can’t miss the unusual Wimborne Model Town and Gardens, where you’ll find an intricate miniature version of 1950s Wimborne, complete with flushing toilets.

From traditional Dorset cream teas to Nepalese, there are plenty of options for places to eat in Wimborne too. For coffee and cake try the popular Café on the Square, in the main square or Number 9 on the green opposite the Minster. The Wimborne Pig is a fantastic choice for posh pub food or for a lighter meal, try Renoufs, a much-loved wine bar offering deli style cheese and meat platters.

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