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

Dunster by Candlelight - Friday 6th December 2019, 5pm - 9pm 

Start the Christmas season with a bang at this special street fayre and late night shopping event in the charm and cheer of Dunster Village. Entertainers parade the streets and the local traders open their doors to celebrate Christmas at this annual event.

This year we will be joining in with the festivities to highlight our work in Dunster. So come along and say hello, there will also be a fun activity to take part in, so bring the kids!

Please note, there is no parking in Dunster, a park and ride service is available from Minehead. For more information please visit


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.

Dunster by Candlelight

Friday 6th December 2019 - 5pm - 9pm

Come and join us as we celebrate Christmas in style at Dunster. There will be an activity for the kids as well as a chance to chat to us about our work in Dunster at the Yarn Market, Gallox Bridge and Butter Cross. 


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