When was Dunster built?

The village grew up around Dunster Castle which was built on the Tor by the Norman warrior William I de Moyon (d. post 1090) shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086….

Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MINEHEAD
Postcode district TA24

What nationality is Dunster?

Origins of Dunster: This particular name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a geographical surname acquiring from the place called ‘Dunster’ in Somersetshire.

Who owns the Dunster Estate?

After the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century, William de Mohun constructed a timber castle on the site as part of the pacification of Somerset….

Dunster Castle
Type Motte and bailey castle, later fortified manor house and country house
Site information
Owner The National Trust
Open to the public Yes

Is there parking at Dunster Castle?

Arrival and parking Situated 3 miles south-east of Minehead, off the A39. Please use postcode TA24 6NY and follow the brown signs onto the parkland driveway from the A39. We have a small car park and spaces are limited.

How much does it cost to get into Dunster Castle?


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Adult £14.30 £13.00
Child £7.20 £6.50
Family £35.80 £32.50
1 adult, up to 3 children £21.50 £19.50

Where do residents park in Dunster?

National Trust members can park for free in the Dunster Castle car park, which is off the A39 before the turn-off for Dunster Village. Non-members can also park in the National Trust car park for £2.50; be careful to check when this car park shuts as it is locked overnight.

Do you have to pay for parking at Dunster Beach?

Dunster Beach is private property but we do have a public car park. If you are a regular visitor you can purchase a long-term ticket for the carpark for as little at 17p per day.

How much is parking at Dunster Beach?

Are there toilets at Dunster Beach?

West of the car park is the Dunster Beach Holiday village. Facilities include refreshment and ice-cream vans and toilets. Dogs are allowed at all times.

What is Dunster Show?

Dunster Show is a traditional one day agricultural show situated on the edge of the Exmoor National Park a wonderful setting below Dunster Castle. The Show is a day great day out for all the family and whilst attracting great support from Exmoor and West Somerset also provides entertainment for those visiting the area.

When is the 173rd Dunster Show?

The 173rd Dunster Show – Friday 16th August 2019. Dunster Show is the premier Agricultural Show in West Somerset and one of the major one day Shows of the West of England.

Is Dunster Show 2021 cancelled?

2021 Dunster Show is cancelled. Dunster Show is the premier Agricultural Show in West Somerset and one of the major one day Shows of the West of England. Taking place on the Lawns below Dunster Castle the dramatic backdrop is a perfect setting for a family day out with a Food Hall, Trade Stands and quality entertainment for all.