The popular village of Dunster is one of Exmoor’s most interesting medieval settlements. With an ancient castle and priory, its traditional pretty cottages and inns give it a feeling that nothing has changed in centuries. Its excellent location in the hills of the Exmoor National Park makes it an excellent base to spend a holiday with family and friends and it is a brilliant place for dog walkers and cyclists to explore.
Why visit Dunster?
With over 200 listed buildings, you will really feel that you have stepped back in time. With an ancient castle and quaint tea rooms and little shops, it is a tranquil haven away from the stresses of daily life. Just 4 miles from the popular resort of Minehead, it is perfect for a beach holiday.
Things to do in Dunster:
Browse amongst the pretty listed buildings and shops and head up to the ancient Dunster Castle and Gardens and priory. Check out the Dunster Museum and Doll Collection and the Memorial Garden and Village Garden by St Georges Church. Or explore the gorgeous coastline and spectacular National Park.
Why stay in a Dunster cottage?
We offer a wonderful selection of cottages in Dunster, with the hills of the Exmoor National Park a wonderful backdrop. Staying in this quintessential village gives you the perfect base to step back in time as well as visit all of the wonderful local beaches and National Park nearby.
Three must-see things in Dunster:
- The National Trust’s Dunster Castle is a great day out and you can visit the tea rooms and gift shops afterwards.
- Spend an afternoon browsing the Dunster Museum and Doll Collection.
- Have a wander around the Village Gardens and then visit St Georges Church and some of the 200 listed buildings in the village.