Discover Medieval Dunster

Dunster is probably the largest and most intact medieval village in England. Discover the iconic octagonal Yarn Market - used for cloth trading, Packhorse Bridge, Dovecote and Tithe Barn - part of the Benedictine Priory, Working Watermill and St. George's Church - containing the longest Rood screen in the country!

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Discover Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle (National Trust) sits dramatically on Dunster Tor overlooking the village. There has been a fort atop Dunster Tor for over a 1,000 years, and the Castle has had a very turbulent history. It is now the lavish former home of the Luttrell family who used to entertain the Maharaja's of India on it's polo lawns.

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Discover Dunster's past

Dunster Museum houses a new exhibition space documenting Dunster's 10,000 year history. There are many interesting items to discover, including Roman pottery and brooches found at Dunster Beach. It also houses the largest collection of dolls outside the V&A!

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Discover Dunster accommodation

Whether you are after a mini-break at a boutique B&B or hotel, or fancy staying for longer in your own cottage with log burner and magnificent views, there is a wide range of accommodation to choose from.

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Discover Dunster shops

Dunster has a wide range of independent shops to explore. Find gifts for the home & garden: local art & craft: handmade chocolates; and clothing and accessories.

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Discover Dunster food & drink

Feeling peckish? Choose from a cosy fireside pub lunch, a cream tea in a pretty tea garden or fine dining. Sample local ciders, lamb, venison and our locally milled flour.

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Discover Steam


West Somerset Steam Railway is the longest heritage railway in England. Travel between Minehead and Bishop's Lydeard in style. There are many special events including the Spring and Autumn Steam gala's and visiting trains like Thomas the Tank Engine. New for 2016 you can buy one ticket from Paddington to Dunster!

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Discover Dunster gardens

Why not take a stroll around the Memorial and Village Gardens, or let the kids paddle in the river or let off steam in our award-winning Packhorse Playground.

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Discover the countryside

From the village you can take a number of stunning walks into the Exmoor hills and explore Conygar Tower and our Iron Age Heritage at Bat's Castle. If you are lucky you may catch sight of a Red Deer or Exmoor Pony! England's Tallest Tree is in walking distance, as is the start of the South West Coast Path at Minehead and the new Steam Coast BikeTrail.

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Discover Exmoor and beyond

Dunster makes the perfect base to explore Exmoor & North Devon by foot, car, bicycle or public transport. The countryside and coastline are breathtaking, and there is always something to see and do whatever the weather! Why not take a steam train on the West Somerset Railway, go on safari or ride an Exmoor Pony?