|Resembling a cathedral city in miniature
the recorded history of Wimborne dates back to the 8th century when King
Alfred ruled Wessex. Some authorities even believe it to be the place
were Alfred was crowned king of England.
The full title of the town is Wimborne Minster, taking its name from the Minster church built on the site of a monastery. The Minster is unique, in that it has two towers. one a glorious lantern tower of the late Norman period, and a later western tower dating from the 15th century.
Other local sights include a miniature town with 300 model buildings and the Priests House Museum with a working Victorian kitchen and a walled garden.
There is a weekend market.