Dunster Butter Cross

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours

Address:

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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