Perfect for a relaxing weekend break or family holiday at any time of year, the historic market town of Wimborne Minster in East Dorset offers a charming blend of old and new, where quirky, independent shops sit alongside modern stores and winding pathways lead to picturesque courtyards.
Enjoy browsing the High Street's shops and wandering through the Town Square, or take a stroll by the beautiful River Allen. Or why not uncover Wimborne's rich history at the Priest's House Museum, where you'll also find a pretty walled garden? If you're in the mood for a film or show, head for the 1930s art-deco style Tivoli Theatre, or go into town on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, when Wimborne market takes place. It's the perfect place to shop for art, crafts, clothing or local produce, as well as souvenirs of your trip.
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens is sure to be a hit with children of all ages, who will be surprised and delighted at the sheer detail of this 1/10th scale model replica of the town, right down to the shop window displays. Created in the 1950s, this makes for a great family day out, and afterwards, why not let them enjoy the Wendy Street play area?
Dining in East Dorset provides you with plenty of options, whether you're looking for a cosy local inn serving home cooked food or a seafood restaurant with views of the water. There are also dozens of cafes for a quick bite to eat or a coffee to refuel. Of course you could always head back to your cottage and make the most of delicious local ingredients to whip up your own special meal!
Whether you're looking for somewhere to relax and recharge or want a more active break, there's plenty for all ages in Wimborne Minster. Start your search for cottages in Wimbourne today and you're sure to find your perfect holiday accommodation.