Yarn Market Hotel

“A great base for exploring the majesty of Exmoor” - VisitEngland Assessor


Dunster, Somerset

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The friendly family-run Yarn Market Hotel is located in the medieval village of Dunster, in Exmoor National Park. Dunster Castle and West Somerset Railway are the nearest attractions, and the area is perfect for walking, exploring Exmoor or just relaxing. Walkers will welcome the maps and walking routes that are available, and there’s also a boot and drying room.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Star Hotel
Recommended for walkers
Recommended for cyclists
Recommended for pets and their owners
Yarn Market Hotel
25 High Street, Dunster, MINEHEAD, Somerset, TA24 6SF
Phone : 01643 821425

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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