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The South Sights

Wimborne Minster

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  • Wimborne Minster
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 05/28/2014

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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.

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High St., Wimborne Minster, BH21 1HT, England

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Sight Details:

  • £2 for guided tour of church and library
  • 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 or by arrangement

Updated 05/28/2014


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