Dunster Butter Cross

Dunster Butter Cross

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6RT

Before You Go

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 Yarn Market and Gallox Bridge are both just a short walk away from the Butter Cross.

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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