Dunster Village
Dunster has over 120 listed buildings.  Because of this, the village has remained virtually intact, and still looks much has it would have done in centuries past. With a population of just over 400 Dunster maintains its "small village" feel whilst giving a delightful experience to visitors.

Exmoor produces some of the finest food and drink in the country,  celebrated each year  at the Exmoor Food Festival.  Ideal for sourcing produce which enables our pubs and restaurants to create some excellent dishes. A great range of cuisine can be found in the village itself with a good choice of restaurants, three pubs and  tearooms. Dunster has a wide variety of interesting shops to browse. Localcrafts and art, books, ceramics - all of a high standard can be found on a stroll around the village.

Dunster's Heritage
Dunster Castle looks down over the village and the Old Deer Park towards the coast. The original Norman building has been much altered, firstly in the 1600's and again in the 1800's.It is now in the hands of the National Trust. The woods around the castle and it's gardens slope down to the River Avill from which a Mill Leet still turns the  functioning water wheels of the Dunster Water Mill. This is still working and grinding and selling "Dunster Flour". 

Many other fine and well-preserved examples of Dunster's medieval past still exist.  These include the Yarn Market, The Norman Church, The Dovecote, Tithe Barn, Butter Cross, Conygar Tower and Packhorse Bridge.

Dunster High Street
Dunster Castle
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Looking from the Old coach road towards Exmoor

Around Dunster

Situated in the Exmoor National Park, Dunster makes an excellent base for walking, riding, or mountain biking.  Footpaths to Grabbist Hill, and the Iron Age Fort "Bats Castle" in the Old Deer Park, lead directly from the village. The South West Coast Path starts from Minehead. The first 20 miles as far as Lynton and Lynmouth in North Devon  being one of the most dramatic stretches in the country.  Visitors walking this part can then use a local bus service to return to Minehead.

For the more adventurous there is also the "Two Moors Way" linking Exmoor with Dartmoor and the "Coleridge Way" connecting Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. There are many fine Exmoor country pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area enabling you to find anything to suit your taste or budget.
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