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Photographs, information, and places of interest, in and around Dunster, in West Somerset.

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One of many tourist-focused shops in the chocolate box Exmoor village of Dunster in West Somerset.

Dunster is a small, picturesque, village in West Somerset.
Despite the necessary demands of the modern world and perhaps because of the thousands of visitors that pass through Dunster each month in season, it still retains a remarkable number of cultural and historical features that have disappeared from other small country towns. Dunster can boast a prominent castle, a fine folly, a unique wool-market house, an early dovecote, a monastic church, a tythe barn, a working mill, an ancient well house, a 'pack-horse' bridge and a well preserved range of domestic architecture from the fourteenth century onwards. It also has a wide range of accommodation from a medieval monastic inn to comfortable modern hotels. Dunster also offers much to the visitor through attractive restaurants, bookshops, specialist and gift shops for all tastes and pockets.


Dunster still retains its historical identity, a place of broad meadows, lofty hills and the voices of the rooks as they busily circle the tor in search of something to chatter about as they did centuries ago. Treading its worn cobbles or leaning over the Avill River of an evening, Dunster remains for all, one of the gems of Somerset.

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See also: Dunster Show and the Hobby Horse

Pubs in and around Dunster: The Blue Anchor; Luttrell Arms; Foresters Arms; Stag's Head Inn

Accommodation in the Dunster area: Conygar House; Dunster Castle Hotel; Exmoor House Bed and Breakfast; Luttrell Arms Hotel; Mill Stream Cottage B&B; Spears Cross Bed and Breakfast; Yarn Market Hotel

Local restaurants, cafes and tea rooms: Binham Grange; Cobblestones; Hathaways Resturant; Reeves Restaurant

Local places of interest: Cleeve Abbey; Dunster Castle; Dunkery Beacon; Quantock Common; West Hill; West Somerset Railway

Nearby towns and villages: Blue Anchor, Carhampton, Chapel Cleeve, Luccombe, Minehead; Roadwater; Timberscombe; Tivington; Washford; Watchet; Williton; Wootton Courtenay

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