Set between the foothills of Exmoor National Park and the Somerset coast, Dunster is probably the largest and most intact medieval village in England. We are a national treasure!
Dominated by Dunster Castle (whose origins go back a 1,000 years), Dunster has a wealth of history to discover, including the iconic Yarn Market, the remains of a Benedictine priory, a Working Watermill, Packhorse Bridge and Iron Age settlements. It has such a fascinating history, in fact, that Time Team Dig Village chose it as its first village to investigate!
Dunster is a very special and unique place. From the village you can take a number of stunning walks into the Exmoor hills, and it makes a great base to explore the rest of Exmoor and North Devon.
Andy Priddy Minehead
The Discover Dunster branding was funded by the COOL tourism project,
an Interreg IVA France (Channel) – England European cross-border co-operation programme and co-financed by ERDF.
All attractions, shops, hotels, tearooms and restaurants are now closed, except The Deli which remains open for essential food shopping and home delivery.
See restaurants for those offering take away services.
See shopping for those shops selling online.
All holiday accommodation is either closed or closing.