Dunster is one of Englands most beautiful and fascinating medieval villages, with its beautifully formed high street with character buildings overlooked by the fairy tale castle, perched high on the hill. The village grew up around Dunster castle, which was built on the Tor by the Norman Warrior, William 1 de Moyon shortly after the Norman conquest of 1066. The village is mentioned in the Domesday book, with the castle having been remodelled on several occasions by the Luttrell family, who were Lords of the manor from the 14th to the 20th century. The village is now a thriving tourist destination throughout the year and is internationally renowned.
Dunster has a range of heritage sites and cultural attractions, which combine with the castle to make it a popular tourist destination, with many visitors arriving on the west Somerset railway, a heritage railway running from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The village is situated on the route of the MacMinnan Way West, Somerset Way and Celtic Way Exmoor Option. The village is located just within the north eastern boundary of the Exmoor National Park. It lies on the Bristol Chanel Coast, 2.5 miles south east of Minehead and 20 miles north west of Taunton.
A beautiful Grade II Listed, three storey building, which has a coaching arch to the side, leading through to a large walled garden and car park. The hotel has been lovingly renovated over recent years and now combines contemporary style with traditional comfort, creating a particularly relaxing ambience. Guest can choose between 3 dining areas and all rooms are individually designed and spacious. The Dunster Castle Hotel also has a beautiful period ballroom/function room, which has featured in several films together with a newly renovated tea room and modern conservatory to the rear of the property. Outside is a beautiful trade garden and a dedicated car park for 26 cars, all within what would have been the original walled garden.