Dunster Yarn Market

Yarn Market - Octagonal market hall

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours

Address:

High Street, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SG

Before You Go

This fine 17th century timber-framed octagonal market hall is a monument to Dunster's once-flourishing cloth trade.

Managed by The National Trust.

Read more about the history of the Yarn Market.

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 Yarn Market is on the High Street in the centre of Dunster.

Facilities: Public toilets can be found next to the car park. Dunster has plenty of shops and restaurants.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

 

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Plan a Great Day Out

Dunster Butter Cross and Gallox Bridge are both a short walk away from the market.

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.


The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

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