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Situated in beautiful landscape to the northeast of Exmoor, this beautiful little town dominated by its castle enjoyed a flourishing maritime trade with Bordeaux, Spain, Italy and Wales until the sea retreated in the 15C-16C. Dunster subsequently switched to the wool trade and weaving industry. Today, it is a popular tourist destination, busy with visitors strolling among its streets bordered by bright houses with thatched roofs.

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  • Dunster Castle Recommended Recommended

    Castle Hill, near Minehead GB - Dunster TA24 6SL

    The sandstone castle overlooks the town from a tor where Saxon fortifications once stood. It was built by the Norman baron, William de Mohun but, by 1374, the Mohun line was dying out and the castle was sold to Lady Elizabeth Luttrell. When George Fo..

  • St George's Church Interesting

    Church Street GB - Dunster TA24

    St. George's Church was originally built by the Normans in the 12C, then rebuilt by monks in the 14C. Its 34 m-high tower, dating from 1443, houses a carillon which plays daily at 9am, 1.30pm and 9pm. Inside are wagon roofs, a splendid carved screen ..

  • Water Mill Interesting

    Mill Lane, near Minehead GB - Dunster TA24 6SW

    This watermill on the Avill, rebuilt and altered since the reign of William the Conqueror, worked until the late 19C. Reused during the Second World War, it was rebuilt, restored and put back into working order in around 1980.

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  • Luttrell Arms

    High Street GB - Dunster TA24 6SG

    In the Exmoor National Park, the 13th-century Lutrell Arms offers medieval features and picturesque gardens. It boasts individual bedrooms with antique furniture, a TV, CD player and tea/coffee facilities. The local beach is just 1 mile away. The L..

  • Yarn Market Hotel

    25-33 High Street GB - Dunster TA24 6SF

    Located within Exmoor National Park, the Yarn Market Hotel is just 500 metres from Dunster Castle. A family-run hotel, the Yarn Market welcomes children and pets. The en suite rooms feature a TV and free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms. Family room..

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