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Things to do in Beaminster, Dorset

The market town of Beaminster makes a charming place to shop, browse and sample local fare. Three times devastated by fire, this prosperous little town once thrived from wool cloth and sailcloth, sackcloth and shoe-thread, rope and twine. Today, the whole of the historic town centre is a conservation area, with over 200 listed buildings.

Glorious walks abound, for Beaminster stands at the head of Dorset's "Hidden Valley" the historic Vale of the River Brit, whose tranquil beauty hides rare flowers, badger's setts and old water mills.

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