Beaminster trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Beaminster is a small town and civil parish in Dorset, England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately 15mi northwest of the county town Dorchester. It is sited in a bowl-shaped valley near the source of the small River Brit. The 2013 mid-year estimate of the population of Beaminster parish is 3,100.In its history Beaminster has been a centre of manufacture of linen and woollens, the raw materials for which were produced in the surrounding countryside. The town experienced three serious fires in the 17th and 18th centuries; the first of these, during the English Civil War, almost destroyed the fabric of the town.Beaminster parish church is notable for its architecture, particularly its handsome tower.HistoryIn the Domesday Book of 1086 the manor of Beaminster was recorded as being owned by the See of Salisbury. Bishop Osmund gave it as a supplement to two of the Cathedral prebends in 1091. In the English Civil War the town declared for Parliament and was sacked by Royalist forces in 1644. Prince Maurice stayed in the town on Palm Sunday, though his stay was brief because a fire, caused by a musket being discharged into a thatched roof, almost totally destroyed the town. The town suffered further accidental fires in 1684 and 1781.Find what you're looking for from your Beaminster holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom tour itinerary app .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Beaminster
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top Beaminster tours
Inner Circle Access of Stonehenge including Bath and Lacock Day Tour from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $163
England in One Day: Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon Day Trip from London BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $144
Stonehenge Inner Circle Access Day Trip from London Including Oxford and Windsor Castle BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $171
Best things to do in Beaminster
Side trips from Beaminster
Places to visit with Beaminster
Where to stay in Beaminster
Recently planned trips to Beaminster
3 days in Beaminster BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Beaminster BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Beaminster & Stratford-upon-Avon BY A USER FROM GREECE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium