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  • 1 Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 Water Mill Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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.

  • 3 St George's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    st. Church 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 ..

  • 4 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Dunster TA24 6SF

    High Street, lined with 17 and 19C houses and shops, is graced by the unique 17C, octagonal, dormered Yarn Market.

  • 5 Church Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Church GB - Dunster TA24

    Many of the buildings along Church Street belonged to the priory founded in 1090 and dissolved in 1539; the Nunnery and Priest's House (restored in the 19C) date from the 14C. Beyond the gate in the priory garden is a 6 m-high, early medieval dovecot..

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