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Local Information

Local information


Car parking

The largest public car park is at The Steep at the entrance to the village from the A39. There is also free coach parking provided here. At the south end of the village there is a small car park at the end of Park Street, useful if you intend to visit the moors. Both car parks charge £5 per day.


There is also a very large car park at Dunster Castle. This is free to use for National Trust members and £4.50 per day for non members.



Free public toilets, including toilets for the disabled and for babies, are available at The Steep Car Park. The toilets are run by Dunster Parish Council and are open 8am - 6pm.


For National Trust visitors there are toilets on Castle Hill near West Street.


Dunster Parish Council

To get in contact with the Parish Council email the Parish Clerk at [email protected]


Parish Council meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 7pm (Nov-March) and 7.30pm (Apr-Oct). For agendas and minutes and other information about the Parish Council see





Money and financial services


Dunster Post Office

15 High Street, Dunster

Opening hours

9 am - 5.30 pm Mon - Thurs

9 am - 1 pm Fri

9 am - 12.30 pm Sat

Closed Sunday


Full range of Post Office services including withdrawal of cash for no fee.


Cash point

17 High Street, Dunster

There is a pay to use cashpoint in the wall of the Memorial Hall next to the Post Office. A contribution from each transaction goes to support the Dunster Doll Collection and Museum Charity housed in the Memorial Hall.



Dunster Surgery

Knowle Lane, Dunster

01643 821244

Opening hours

8 am - 6.30 pm Mon - Fri

6.30 pm - 8 pm Wed


Minehead Community Hospital

Mart Road, Luttrell Way, Minehead

01643 701701

Open 24 hours

Includes a nurse-led minor injuries unit. For major injuries use Musgrove Hospital in Taunton.



There are no dentists in Dunster, but there are several in the nearby town of Minehead.

Information about the wider area


Exmoor National Park Centre

The Steep, Dunster

01643 821835


Opening hours

Until 6th April: 10am - 2pm Sat - Sun

From 6th April: 10am - 5pm daily


The Centre is well worth a visit and includes exhibitions and displays about Exmoor. The staff can help with all aspects of discovering Exmoor including public transport information and West Somerset Railway services.

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