Local Attractions

Hall & Woodhouse Brewery Tour

Just 10 miles north of Wimborne through the amazing two mile long beech avenue road at Kingston Lacy, the Hall & Woodhouse brewery is well worth a visit. Our passionate and knowledgeable guides can relate our history and the whole beer making processes. You can get a good look around the brewery and see the stages of the brewing process in action. Finish the tour with a pint in the Brewery Tap bar and then visit the brewery shop and stock up on our numerous award winning beers. An absolute centrepiece of any visit to Dorset. Visit www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk/take-a-look-around for more information.

Badbury Rings

Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill fort in east Dorset and was in the territory of the Durotriges. In the

Roman era a temple was located immediately west of the fort, and there was a Romano-British town

known as Vindocladia a short distance to the south-west. The site is currently owned by the National

Trust with entry free of charge.

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Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy is a country house and estate just outside Wimborne owned by the National Trust. From the 17th to the late 20th centuries it was the family seat of the Bankes family, who had previously resided nearby at Corfe Castle until its destruction in the English Civil War after its

incumbent owners, Sir John Bankes and Dame Mary joined the side of Charles I.

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Wimborne Minster (The Minster)

The Minster is the parish church of Wimborne, it has existed for over 1,300 years and is recognised for its unusual chained library (one of only five surviving chained libraries in the world). The Minster is a former monastery and Benedictine nunnery, and King Æthelred (Ethelred) of Wessex (brother of Alfred the Great) is buried there.

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Priest's House Museum

The Priest’s House Museum & Garden are located just round the corner from us. The museum tells

the story of East Dorset. Period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, show how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. There are 10 galleries to explore with displays, audio descriptions and children’s activities. A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

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Cranborne Chase

Cranborne Chase is a chalk plateau which straddles the counties of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

The plateau is part of the English Chalk Formation and is adjacent to Salisbury Plain and the West

Wiltshire Downs in the north and the Dorset Downs to the south west.  Nearly 1,000 square kilometres of Cranborne Chase and the West Wiltshire Downs has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the sixth largest in the country. The highest point is Win

Green, in Wiltshire, at 910 ft (277 m).

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