WImborne Minster - Visit Dorset

The Minster Church of St. Cuthburga, Wimborne Minster © Gordon Edgar

If homemade cakes and outdoor pursuits are your thing, then East Dorset deserves to be on your bucket list. With so much to offer, you could easily spend a week or more in this stunning corner of the world, and still have plenty left to do!

All words and images © Hayley Spore unless stated.


St Marys Church and The Priory Hotel from River Frome

Wareham is a curious and fascinating town. It has a history that goes back nearly 2000 years; flourishing in Saxon times and was a strategic stronghold for King Alfred the Great.

Shopping in Bournemouth

With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all. Explore a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seafront hotels, quality B&Bs and buzzing nightlife.

Studland Bay
Knoll Beach and Studland Bay

Fine sandy beaches stretch continuously for 4 miles. The heathland behind the beach is a National Nature Reserve with many rare birds and all six British reptiles.

Old Harry Rocks
National Trust Property
Kayaking at Old Harry Rocks on the Jurassic Coast

Standing tall on Handfast Point at the southern end of Studland Bay is one of the most famous landmarks on the South Coast – Old Harry. The chalk formations are popularly know as Old Harry Rocks, but the name actually refers to the single stack of chalk standing furthest out to sea.

Durdle Door
Durdle Door beach

Eroded by time and nature, Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks. A shingle beach only accessible on foot via a steep path and steps from Lulworth Cove or Durdle Door Car Park. Swimming is possible in some places. Dogs are allowed all year.

Wimborne Minster
Market Town
Wimborne Minster

Historic market town with a selection of high street and independent stores, a range of great pubs and cafes and some unique attractions; a wonderful model town, quality crafts centre, museum, market and the charming Minster Church.

The Minster Church of St. Cuthburga
© Gordon Edgar

For hundreds of years the Minster has been a centre for pilgrimage, prayer and worship. It is not a museum, although it has inherited some wonderful treasures and artefacts. It is an ancient building sitting majestically in the middle of the town of the same name. Its two Towers are visible as one enters the Town and from various vantage points within the Town.



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