lover’s bridge

Lover’s Bridge in Dunster is a picturesque and charming landmark steeped in local history and romance. This quaint stone bridge, nestled in the heart of the village, spans the tranquil River Avill and is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a favorite spot for visitors and locals alike.

The bridge offers a serene setting for leisurely strolls and is often admired for its idyllic scenery, especially during the spring and summer months when the surrounding flora is in full bloom. Whether you’re seeking a romantic backdrop for a photo or simply a peaceful place to enjoy the natural beauty of Dunster, Lover’s Bridge provides a delightful and memorable experience.

The bridge’s name, “Lover’s Bridge,” likely stems from its romantic setting and the many couples who have strolled across it, making it a beloved spot for those seeking a peaceful and intimate location. Over the years, it has witnessed countless stories and moments, from medieval merchants and villagers to modern-day visitors enchanted by its scenic beauty.

Richard Phelps designed Lovers Bridge as part of an 18th-century enhancement of Castle grounds for H.F. Luttrell. It was built in rustic style and can be seen from the north. The parapet has a brick seat that is named after the bridge. Lover’s bridge is a must-see when visiting Dunster.

Lovers Bridge
Dunster Castle,
TA24 6SL

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