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Well maintained historic twin towered church in the middle of Wimborne

This is a beautiful building with lots of history and twin towers. The church bells chime the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Luton, United Kingdom
A Beautiful building that has stood for 1300 years

This magnificent Minster is well worth a visit .The interior has some beautiful features to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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This building has been a center of prayer since its establishment as a Benedictine nunnery in 705AD. It contains the Chained Library, which is one of the UK's first lending libraries.
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22 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT, England
+44 1202 884753
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with family. My father in law talked to an elderly woman who gave some more background information about the minster, the tombs and its 1400's astronomical clock. It can be seen from a different perspective through the window of the upper lunch room...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building with lots of history and twin towers. The church bells chime the quarter hours and the old clock in the bapistry is something worth seeing. The quarter-hour chime is rung by a figure of a Grenadier Guard on the outside...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This magnificent Minster is well worth a visit .The interior has some beautiful features to admire. The astronomical clock (c1320) can be found in the Baptistry and the 3000 pipe organ is a real gem. The construction of this and other Cathedrals never fails to...More

Thank Peterperfik
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful building with plenty of history. Locals will identify with this Minster as there are plenty of past dignitaries from the area interred here. Even HenryVII's grandparenrts are intombed here. Its well worth the visit.

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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to Wimborne Minster and The Chained Library what a fantastic display of architecture and history. I have to admit my ignorance of chained libraries until I visited Wimborne Minster. We were given a tour & talk of the library and...More

Thank Ann-Marie N
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this lovely Minster. A service was due within the hour we got there. We were welcomed to look around. Most churches feel austere this one has something special about it, you can feel it is loved by its parishioners as the...More

Thank Oracle39
Reviewed September 11, 2018

We were made most welcome by a member of the Minster team in spite of them being busy with an impending important service. Visit the crypt and also the chained library.

Thank nicholaswalks
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Though this Wetherspoon was busy, it was Friday night, the service was very efficient and staff helpful and friendly. The car park for disabled visitors is very welcome and one of the reasons we keep coming back. The other reasons are, it's good location in...More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

If you're visiting Wimborne Minster, make sure you include a visit to the crypt. You will find the Man in the Wall who wanted to be buried neither inside nor outside the church, and see if you can spot what's wrong with the knight in...More

Thank heatherlowemail
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Wimborne Minster, with heaps of history. See the Quarter Jack strike the time and the chained library is a must to visit.

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September 13, 2017|
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Response from bonjgb1009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I dont believe there is one, but they appreciate all donations. There are fixed opening times, check the web-site or do a google search.