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Dunster is a village, civil parish and former manor within the English county of Somerset, today just within the north-eastern boundary of the Exmoor National Park. It lies on the Bristol Channel coast 2.5 miles (4 km) south-southeast of Minehead and 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Taunton. The United Kingdom Census of 2011 recorded a parish population of 817. Iron Age hillforts testify to occupation of the area for thousands of years. The village grew up around Dunster Castle which was built on the Tor by the Norman warrior William I de Moyon (d. post 1090) shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Castle is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. From that time it was the caput of the Feudal barony of Dunster. The Castle was remodelled on several occasions by the Luttrell family who were lords of the manor from the 14th to 20th centuries. The benedictine Dunster Priory was established in about 1100. The Priory Church of St George, dovecote and tithe barn are all relics from the Priory. The village became a centre for wool and cloth production and trade, of which the Yarn Market, built by George Luttrell (d.1629), is a relic. There existed formerly a harbour, known as Dunster Haven, at the mouth of the River Avill, yet today the coast having receded is now about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the village and no sign of the harbour can be seen on the low lying marshes between the village and the coast. 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 Minehad to Bishops Lydeard. The village lies on the route of the Macmillan Way West, Somerset Way and Celtic Way Exmoor Option.

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Facts and Stats for Dunster*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dunster

    Know the pollution level of Dunster before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.29 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 21.15 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.08 (Low)
  • Dunster: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dunster for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dunster.

    • Burglary and Theft 36.72 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.72 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.03 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 42.19 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.58 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.24 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.18 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.97 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dunster - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Dunster is 171.03 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.09 (High)
    • Climate Index 91.75 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 37.45 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 19.89 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.83 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 73.18 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.5 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dunster

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dunster

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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