The South Sights



Wimborne Minster Review

The crenellated and pinnacled twin towers of Wimborne Minster present an attractive patchwork of gray stone. The church's Norman nave has zigzag molding interspersed with carved heads, and the Gothic chancel has tall lancet windows. See the chained library, a survivor from the days when books were valuable enough to keep locked up. Look out for the 14th-century astronomical clock on the inside wall of the west tower.

    Contact Information

  • Address: High St., Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HT
  • Phone: 01202/884753
  • Cost: £2 for guided tour of church and library
  • Hours: Church Mar.–Dec., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–5:30, Sun. 2:30–5:30; Jan. and Feb., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4, Sun. 2:30–5:30. Chained library Easter–Oct., weekdays 10:30–12:30 and 2–4, Sat. 10–12:30; Nov.–Easter, Sat. 10–12:30
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  • Location: Wimborne Minster
Updated: 06-10-2013

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