Dunster, Yarn Market

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


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.

Don't Miss

Exmoor Horn Sheep Breeders Society - Sundays 7th July, 4th August & 1st September 2019 10am - 4pm.

Come and meet the Exmoor Farmers bringing the Yarn Market back into use and find out more about the Exmoor Horn Breed and Wool. There will be shearing demonstrations and displays as well as a chance to buy Horn Wool in a range of unique colours and products made with Horn Wool.

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.

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

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.

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