Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Dunster

Dunster Castle

Rosy-hued Dunster Castle crowns a densely wooded hill. Built by the Luttrell family, which once owned much of northern Exmoor, the oldest sections are 13th century, while the turrets and exterior walls are 19th-cent…
Top Choice Historic Site in Dunster

Cleeve Abbey

Most visitors buzz straight past tiny, tumbledown Cleeve Abbey, but it’s one of the best examples of traditional Cistercian architecture in southwest England, and offers a fine glimpse into the life of the monks who…
Museum in Dunster

Bakelite Museum

The endearingly weird Bakelite Museum, 7 miles east of Dunster, houses the nation’s largest collection of Bakelite (otherwise known as polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride), one of the earliest plastics. The highlig…
Historic Building in Dunster

Watermill

Most of the original cogs, wheels and grinding stones continue to rotate in this working 18th-century mill. There's a picturesque riverside tearoom alongside and you can buy the mill's organic stoneground flour in t…
Church in Dunster

St George's Church

Dunster’s beautiful church dates mostly from the 15th century and boasts an intricately carved fan-vaulted rood screen. Just behind the church is a 16th-century dovecote, used for breeding edible squabs (young pigeo…