and places of interest, in and around Dunster, in West Somerset.
One of many tourist-focused
shops in the chocolate box Exmoor village
of Dunster in West Somerset.
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
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.
and the Hobby Horse
Pubs in and
around Dunster: The Blue Anchor; Luttrell Arms; Foresters Arms;
Stag's Head Inn
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
restaurants, cafes and tea rooms: Binham Grange; Cobblestones;
Hathaways Resturant; Reeves Restaurant
Local places of
Abbey; Dunster Castle;
Quantock Common; West Hill;
Nearby towns and
Carhampton, Chapel Cleeve,
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