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The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset within the Exmoor National Park. With Dunster Castle, Dunster Yarn Market, The Tithe Barn and a wealth of listed buildings and hidden treasures, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists.

A large selection of bed and breakfasts, hotels and inns and range of self catering and beach chalets there is so much accommodation available to choose from.


Dunster is located in the Exmoor National Park’s rolling hills and makes a great base for a holiday. Dunster has over 200 listed buildings. This village is well preserved to maintain its historic charm for future generations. Dunster is home to a variety of historical buildings, including the National Trust’s Dunster Castle, an 11-century castle, and the Old Yarn Market, located in the middle the High Street. This market was once a hub for the Exmoor wool trade.

Dunster, a village located on the present-day site, was established around 700AD. It was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The village was then called Torre. It is now the jewel of Exmoor National Park’s crown.


The village’s history includes its High Street, the Yarn Market the Butter Cross, and Dunster Castle which towers above the village. There is also a dolls museum and Dunster even has its own watermill. The High Street looks almost the same as images from close to two centuries ago.

There are many wonderful independent shops in Dunster. You will find gifts, amazing local art, handmade crafts, and much more. There are also many options for accommodation in the village and surrounding areas.

There are many wonderful restaurants in Dunster. There are many fine-dining restaurants that offer lunches or dinners in the village, as well as cozy pubs with fireplaces. Many tea rooms and cafes offer traditional cream teas. Some even have their own gardens. Local ales and ciders are available, as well as lamb and venison from local farms.

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