Set on the outskirts of the charming village of Dunster, this transplanted stump of a medieval stone cross was once a meeting place for butter-sellers.
Managed by The National Trust.
Read more about the history of the Butter Cross.
Before You Go
Parking: Charged parking is available within the village (car park postcode TA24 6SE), not managed by English Heritage.
How to Find It: The Butter Cross is a short walk from the village. Turn right up St George's street after the church and follow the lane for approximately a quarter of a mile.
Facilities: Public toilets can be found next to the car park in the village. Dunster has plenty of options for eating and shopping.
Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
The medieval village of Dunster is one of Exmoor's most popular attractions, with plenty of shops and places to eat. It's also a convenient base for walking in the stunning Exmoor National Park.
Just a few miles away is Cleeve Abbey, one of Somerset's hidden jewels. It's a haven of peace and tranquillity, and contains one of the finest cloister buildings in England.
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