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Dunster, Somerset

Dunster is a village and civil parish in west Somerset, England, situated on the Bristol Channel coast 2.5 miles south-southeast of Minehead and 20 miles northwest of Taunton. The village has a population of 862. The village has numerous restaurants and three pubs. West Street is the oldest street; though a quieter street than the high street it has three specialist shops: a Christmas shop, a kitchenware shop, and a gift shop. At the end of West Street is Dunster Working Watermill.
DistrictWest Somerset
Administrative CountySomerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridSS9943
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01643

Other names by which Dunster, Somerset has been known in the past

Dunstar ~ Torre ~ Torra

Dunster, Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunster, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Somerset, 5 miles W. of Watchet, 3455 ac. (585 water), pop. 1126; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. In vicinity is Dunster Castle, built in the 16th century, on the site of an older work of the 11th century; 1 mile S. is Dunster Park.

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