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Recommended Towns & Villages near Wimborne Minster

Close up of Fointain at Abbey front, Stapehill

Stapehill (14 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (2.7 miles, 4.4 km, direction E)

Stapehill, in the beautiful Dorset countryside is best known for its romantic Abbey gardens which are an absolute joy for every visitor including gardening enthusiasts...

Down by the lake, Stapehill Abbey Gardens

Ferndown (3 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (3.7 miles, 5.9 km, direction E)

This town lies amidst noted countryside between Wimborne Minster and Ringwood...

Bridge over River Stour at White Mill, near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Sturminster Marshall (1 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (3.9 miles, 6.2 km, direction W)

Sturminster Marshall is famous for its beautiful White Corn Mill and for the magnificent eight arched bridge spanning the River Stour...

Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.

Poole (191 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (5.6 miles, 9.1 km, direction S)

Three miles of golden beaches extending from Sandbanks to Brankesome Dene Chine and on towards Bournemouth, ensure an enjoyable time for families and sun-worshippers alike...

The Central Gardens in high season. Bournemouth, Dorset

Bournemouth (180 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SE)

Seven miles of glorious golden sands, fringed by the bluest of seas lapping the shore, make Bournemouth a firm favourite for family holidays...

Poole Harbour

Sandbanks (30 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (8.2 miles, 13.2 km, direction S)

Sandbanks near Poole, in Dorset, is known for its stunning award-winning sandy beaches, and as being one of the costliest places to live in the world...

Bryanston, Dorset. Bryanston School buildings and surrounding area - taken from a model helicopter.

Bryanston (2 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (9.5 miles, 15.2 km, direction NW)

The town was initially the town of Brian de Lisle, a Baron at the court of King John...

Southbourne Cliffs, Dorset

Southbourne (14 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (9.8 miles, 15.7 km, direction SE)

Southbourne is a sedate coastal resort lying close to the mouth of the River Stour, just a few minutes drive from its more famous neighbour Christchurch. The resort offers.....

The River Stour

Christchurch (210 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (10.0 miles, 16.1 km, direction SE)

Christchurch is one of Dorset's "gems" it is set on the confluence of two rivers, the Stour and the Avon. In Saxon times it was a walled town, a stronghold of Alfred the Great,.....

Studland Beach

Studland (63 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (11.0 miles, 17.7 km, direction S)

Beyond the woods, heaths and downs of Dorset lies a fascinating coastline with a hinterland of precious little villages, such a village is Studland which sits close to the wide sweep of picturesque Studland Bay, which belongs to the National Trust...

A picture of The Blue Pool

Furzebrook (5 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction SW)

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Mudeford

Mudeford (53 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction SE)

Picturesque holiday resort nestling at the point where the River Avon rushes into the sea at Christchurch Bay...

The Steam train to Swanage.

Corfe Castle (194 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (11.7 miles, 18.9 km, direction S)

Below the castle, the village of Corfe shows picturesque stone houses of the 17th-century...

Highcliffe Castle, Dorset

Highcliffe (39 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (12.3 miles, 19.8 km, direction E)

Highcliffe village is surrounded by sweeping beaches backed by gorse-clad low cliffs from which the visitor can enjoy superb vista's of rolling frothy waves tumbling into Christchurch Bay...

Burley

Burley (47 Pictures)

in the county of Hampshire (12.3 miles, 19.9 km, direction E)

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Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Milton Abbas (50 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (12.6 miles, 20.3 km, direction W)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...

St George's Church, Langton Matravers

Langton Matravers (10 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction S)

This is an interesting old village with access to one of the loveliest stretches of the Dorset coast...

Coin operated telescope, Swanage seafront

Swanage (244 Pictures)

a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset (13.4 miles, 21.6 km, direction S)

The town is wedged between towering downs that result in lofty cliffs at both ends of the bay, from these high vantage points there are spectacular views across the sea...

Shillingstone in Dorset

Shillingstone (461 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Dorset (13.5 miles, 21.7 km, direction NW)

A picturesque village in the county of Dorset..

Kimmeridge Ledges in May. Kimmeridge, Dorset

Kimmeridge (37 Pictures)

in the county of Dorset (13.9 miles, 22.4 km, direction SW)

A popular place for surfers and diving enthusiasts, Kimmeridge is a small town along the Purbeck Coast in Dorset...

Recommended attractions near Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacey in Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Kingston Lacy (44 Pictures)

(2.2 miles, 3.6 km, direction W)

Set in 250 acres of spectacular parkland landscaped in the latter half of the 18th century and now roamed by a herd of Red Devon.....

Abbey Tower Stapehill

Stapehill Abbey (7 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction E)

The Nun's of enclosed orders usually led a harsh existence under a regime of dedication and prayer, but it was also a peaceful.....

Bridge over River Stour at White Mill, near Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

White Mill (5 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction W)

The White Mill is an attraction in the delightful village of Sturminster Marshall. The cornmill occupies a site recorded in.....

View from Badbury Rings, Near Wimborne, Dorset

Badbury Rings (19 Pictures)

(3.5 miles, 5.7 km, direction NW)

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Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset

Upton House & Country Park (11 Pictures)

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction S)

Located near the historic town of Poole on the northern shore of Poole Harbour, Upton Country Park comprises of over 100 acres of.....

The Italian Villa

Compton Acres Gardens (46 Pictures)

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction S)

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Bournemouth Eye on a sunny day

The Bournemouth Eye (3 Pictures)

(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction SE)

The Bournemouth Eye offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy from heights rocketing to a dizzy 500 feet above ground, the most.....

Arne Autumn 2012

Arne RSPB Reserve (127 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction S)

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Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum (2 Pictures)

(7.6 miles, 12.2 km, direction SE)

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St Mary's Church, Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (45 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction S)

Brownsea Island is the largest island in Poole Harbour, it is around 1 mile long by 3/4 mile broad; it is beautifully wooded with.....

Grey Squirrel lunching in Churchyard, Christchurch Priory, Hampshire.

Christchurch Priory (21 Pictures)

(10.3 miles, 16.5 km, direction SE)

Standing serenely in all its historic splendour surrounded by old graves in a lawned churchyard the extraordinary Norman beauty.....

Local quarrey

Isle of Purbeck (21 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction S)

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The Castle from Christchurch Priory Tower, Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch Castle (9 Pictures)

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction SE)

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The Blue Pool

The Blue Pool (25 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.3 km, direction SW)

Between Wareham and Corfe Castle can be found the unique visitor attraction called the Blue Pool, which was once a clay pit. Tiny.....

Rock layers, Hengistbury Head, Dorset

Hengistbury Head (13 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction SE)

Hengistbury Head is formed from the southern flank of Christchurch harbour, it is a spit of approximately 2 miles of land, with a.....

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle (116 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction S)

Standing in lofty splendour above the chimney pots of the village with the roaring ocean lapping the cliffs to the other side of.....

A picture of Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre (47 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 20.0 km, direction SW)

This is a place where "Monkey Business" really is acceptable, for the centre is home to over 150 primates of 15 different.....

Highcliffe Castle, Dorset

Highcliffe Castle (34 Pictures)

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction E)

This stunning Grade 1 listed Mansion is situated on the cliffs at Highcliffe, overlooking Christchurch Bay and The Isle of Wight......

Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset.

Durlston Country Park (22 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction S)

This 100 hectare (270 acre) country park offers fantastic views and scenery, coupled with some of the best bird and animal.....

Lighthouse at Swanage

Anvil Point Lighthouse (1 Pictures)

(14.4 miles, 23.2 km, direction S)

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