Dunster Castle and village

The first mention of the Dunster village and castle dates back to the Domesday Book in 1086. It is a popular destination for travellers and boasts more than 200 listed buildings, cobbled streets and beautiful castle grounds.

Dunster's must-sees include the imposing hilltop Dunster Castle, medieval Dovecote, Tithe Barn, 17th century Yarn Market, a working Water Mill, Gallox packhorse Bridge, St Georges Church and several beautiful thatched cottages along the narrow streets.

Dunster also has lovely tearooms, pubs and fine dining restaurants to choose from. We can warmly recommend: The Luttrell Arms (pub meals and fine dining), Stags Head Inn (pub meals), Lock's Victorian tearoom and The Water Mill Cafe.

Dunster is situated only 2.5 miles (4 km) from Minehead and makes an ideal destination for a leisurely bike trip or a walk from The Old Stables.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastle

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