See & Do in Dunster

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Here we have listed all of the historical attractions in Dunster Village, for you to explore and find more information about before you visit. These listings contain more details on what to see & do in Dunster and where you can find these.

Dunster Museum and Doll Collection

Dunster Museum & Doll Collection

A unique collection of 1,300 dolls with about 700 on display each year housed in the Memorial Hall, Dunster.

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle

Home to the Luttrell family for 600 years, Dunster Castle is now owned by the National Trust with the castle and grounds open to the public.

Bat’s Castle

Bat’s Castle

The site was discovered in 1983 by some schoolboys when they found eight silver plated coins which dated from 102BC to AD350.
Dunster Dovecote

Dunster Dovecote

The Dunster Dovecote is estimated to have been built in the late 16th century and is a grade 2 listed building.

Conygar Tower

Conygar Tower

Erected in 1775, this red sandstone tower designed by Richard Phelps was used for breeding rabbits for food.

Dunster Beach

Dunster Beach

Walk along the sandy shoreline while watching the exquisite flora in the region growing along the pebble grounds.

Dunster Butter Cross

Dunster Butter Cross

The Butter Cross stands in the village of Dunster in Somerset is a Grade II listed building and ancient monument. The cross was originally erected in the High Street and was moved here either late 18th or early 19th century.

Dunster Gallox Bridge

Dunster Gallox Bridge

The medieval stone bridge, originally called a ‘gallows bridge’, was once used by packhorses to transport fleeces from Exmoor to Dunster, a Somerset market town.

Dunster National Park Centre

Dunster National Park Centre

The National Park Centre in Dunster has been recently refurbished, and you will find interactive exhibits, a video microscope and new displays that introduce you to the special habitats that can be found on Exmoor.

Pottery Kiln

Dunster Pottery Kiln

Dunster Kiln is a circular pottery kiln complete with conical roof. It is located 100 metres north of the Dunster Castle Car Park and can be accessed easily via the gate in Dunster Steep Car Park.

dunster railway station

Dunster Railway Station

Go back in time to travel the 20 miles railway route from Bristol Channel coast to Quantock Hills. Take your press-printed ticket and get a seat next to the windows to experience the relaxing ride watching the meadows, steep hills, and countryside.

Dunster Tall Tree’s Trail

 Dunster Tall Tree’s Trail

The Tall Trees Trail path winds through the trees and along a stream in this peaceful grove, which was planted around about the 1870s. This walk is home to a Douglas fir 60m (197ft), which is reputedly the highest tree in England when it was last measured in 2009.

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn dates back to being built during the 14th century, it has recently had a 5 year long restoration.  It has a cruciform structure plan and has central double doors in heavy oak It is a grade II listed building.

Dunster Working Water Mill

Dunster Working Water Mill

Walking along the main street to the south of the castle, you will reach the 18th-century working watermill. Housed in a Grade II listed building, the watermill is located near the Gallox Bridge on the River Avill.

Dunster Yarn Market

Dunster Yarn Market

The octagonal Yarn Market is an archetypal Grade I listed monument on the high street. The landmark building is an insignia of cloth and wool trading heritage.

Lovers Bridge

Lovers Bridge

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.

Dunster Church

Priory Church of St George

The Priory Church of St George in Dunster is predominantly 15th-century showing evidence of 12th and 13th century work and is a Grade 1 listed building.

Dunster Cottages

Dunster Cottages

The beautiful cottages at Park Street can be found towards the Gallox Bridge and are always an ideal photo opportunity and I highly recommend seeing these on your visit to Dunster.

 

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