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Sturminster Newton is a town situated in the county of Dorset. It is found on a low limestone ridge in a meander of the River Stour. The town was home to the poet and author, William Barnes and for some of his life, Thomas Hardy. In the 2011 census there was a population of 4,945. The town is home to 43 shops and has some fantastic amenities for its residents.

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Things to do in Sturminster Newton

There is plenty to do in Sturminster Newton. If you enjoy walking, then the River Stour flows through the town and is the longest river in Dorset. The Stour Valley Way runs for 64 miles and also has some fantastic fishing opportunities. The Vale has a beautifully scenic walking route which is a 50 miles circular walking route that links the five towns of North Dorset through quite lanes and footpaths.

Sturminster Newton Museum is where you can find out more about the traditions of the Blackmore Vale. It is a beautiful building that hosts exhibitions on the history of the town, the railway, its cattle market and information on the local poets. Sturminster Newton Mill is a 16th Century Mill and is one of a few working ancient flour mills on the River Stour. You can explore this on your own accord or with a guide. Here you can see the working machinery that was used in 1904.

Sturminster Newton has an annual 2-day Cheese Festival in September that is very popular with all of the residents. Here you can celebrate the vast number of local cheeses and foods available with over 60 stalls. They also have live music, real ale and cider and children’s entertainment for all to enjoy.

Schools and Education in Sturminster Newton

Sturminster Newton has some great schools available to its residents. For primary schools there is Hazlebury Bryan Primary School, St Gregory’s CofE Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and Stalbridge CofE Primary School. For secondary schools there is Sturminster Newton High School and Yewstock School.

Sturminster is surrounded by some of the best universities in the UK. Bournemouth University is under an hour drive away. Bristol and Bath universities are around an hour and a half away and Exeter University is about an hour and 45 minutes’ drive.

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Local Areas Nearby:

  • Newton
  • Fiddleford
  • Hammoon
  • Manston
  • Hinton St Mary

Cost of living in Sturminster Newton

There is a wide range of property types available in Sturminster Newton. The overall average property price in Sturminster Newton over the last year is £311,989. Most of the sales from this time were for detached properties that sold for an average price of £435,712. Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £280,003, whereas terraced properties went for around £226,441. The overall sell prices in Sturminster Newton have increased by 4% compared to the previous year.