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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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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