Wimborne Minster - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the main square in Wimborne, in Dorset. The shows some of the old buildings of the town, and was taken in the summer of 2007.
Wimborne Minster - FURTHER INFORMATION
Wimborne Minster - Wimborne Minster visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Wimborne Minster' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Dorset.
Wimborne Minster is an old market town in east Dorset in southern England. It is often locally referred to as 'Wimborne', and is named after Wimborne Minster church, which dominates the town. Local tourist attractions aside from the minster include Wimborne Model Town, the Corn Market, Priest's House Museum, the Walford Mill Crafts centre and Badbury Rings, an ancient hill fort. The town has a popular market every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the summer months there are large flower displays in six gardens around the town and every June the town hosts the annual Wimborne Folk Festival.
Wimborne contains numerous old pubs and shops whose fronts date from the 16C onwards. There are several small hotels and a number of bed and breakfast (B&B) facilities to cater for visitors. Wimborne is an old Saxon market town which grew up on the confluence of the River Stour and River Allen. The town contains one of the best collections of 15th, 16th and 17th century buildings in Dorset.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Wimborne Minster lies just beyond the northern edges of the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation, close to the A31. Signs lead there from both towns. The A31 starts at the end of the M27 near to Southampton..