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Wimborne Minster

22 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT, England
+44 1202 884753
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Wonderfully interesting place full of atmosphere

As soon as we came through the door we were greeted by a lady who whilst not on duty in any way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
janetgonegardening
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Post Christmas visit

First time visit to this historic church. It was warm and welcoming decorated for the Christmas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caerphillyshepherd
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Caerphilly, 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
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22 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT, England
+44 1202 884753
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we came through the door we were greeted by a lady who whilst not on duty in any way, knew about the minster and wanted to greet us. She told us a lot about it and gave us the free leaflet whilst...More

Thank janetgonegardening
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to this historic church. It was warm and welcoming decorated for the Christmas celebrations. I enjoyed the architecture and interesting stained glass windows as well as the special features of an astronomical clock and film about a chained library.

Thank Caerphillyshepherd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Historic Church is full of interest - an astronomical clock; an amazing organ;the Chained Library and much else. The architecture is fascinating. Easy parking nearby and plenty of coffee shops close by.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had my 65th birthday party. Great buffet and a great singer- David Marks. Kat and Scott really looked after us - can’t thank them enough. Top landlords who go the extra mile and deserve their success!

Thank BillR52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a splendid historical building Fine architecture knowledgeable volunteers Huge amount of written pamphlets available

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The Minster is an array of historic information and a beautiful example of the era. Interestingly the local Weatherspoons is name after the Man in the Wall, who resides in the Minster and has a great story attached. Worth a look in while in Wimborne!

Thank David H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The Wimborne Minster is exceptional. It has beautiful stained glass windows, and wonderful architecture. If you appreciate looking at all the details, plan about an hour to get through the whole minster. The Wimborne Minster is open Monday- Saturday 9:30-5:30 and even open after services...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Minster is a wonderful part of the town and a peaceful place to visit. There is the astronomical clock which chimes every 15 minutes. We were lucky enough tp be visiting the Minster whilst there was a Time to Sing Comcert taking place. What...More

Thank Lesleyannbarlow4845
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Perfect for a relaxing and contemplative time. get away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Whatever your faith, you are always assured a friendly face and kinds words from the Minster staff.

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Minster is recognised for its unusual chained library (one of only five surviving chained libraries in the world) and was one of the first public libraries in the UK. One of its more famous architectural features include a working astronomical clock, which rings every...More

Thank Glenise192
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julie778
13 September 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.
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