Welcome to Dunster

Welcome to Dunster

A fairy tale castle perched high on a hill. An iconic Yarn Market. Charming shop fronts nestled side-by-side upon cobbled streets. A church with a famous carillon of bells. A water mill, dovecote and tithe barn. An ancient packhorse bridge snaking across the River Avill. Rose-covered thatched cottages. A Victorian folly rising from Conygar Hill, with panoramic views to coast and countryside. A puffing steam train completes the scene. 

Welcome to Dunster, one of England’s most beautiful and fascinating medieval villages.
Whether you stay for an hour or two, a weekend, or longer, there’s so much to discover.

And if you have a special occasion to celebrate, Dunster has everything you need to make memories!






Dunster News

We’re Open for Business this Winter!

Many of our independent retailers and eateries are open throughout Winter. So why not pop into the village and explore our independent retailers and grab a cup of tea and a cheeky bit of cake!

Enjoy Wassailing at the Buttercross Community Orchard at 7.30pm on 17th January and ‘Nowhere Special’ is screening at Dunster Cinema at the Memorial Hall at 7pm on 21st January.

Throughout Winter, we’ve got lots of events happening at the Dunster Tithe Barn, which is an all-weather, historic community venue in the heart of the village. Click here for their Facebook page which contains a calendar of upcoming events.

Dunster Today

The Weather

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