Dominated by a striking russet-red castle and centred around a cobbled market square, the village of Dunster is an undeniably attractive place and also boasts some unusual architectural features, including a medieval packhorse bridge, a 16th-century stone dovecote and a curious octagonal yarn market. Unfortunately, it’s also a favourite on the coach tour trail, and in high summer the main street is thronged with a constant stream of honking motors and scarlet-faced day-trippers; if you’re arriving in July or August, you’ll be better off hightailing it straight for the castle, which sits on a hilltop above the village, or just steering clear altogether.
The beautiful St George’s Church dates mostly from the 15th century and boasts a wonderfully carved fan-vaulted rood screen. Further down the road is the watermill (
The NPA visitor centre (