How to get to Dunster
Travel to Dunster Village by Car, Train, Plane or Bus
Dunster By Car
If travelling by car from the east, leave the M5 at junction 23 and join the A38 to the A39 following the signs for Minehead. Dunster is just a mile or two before you reach Minehead.
For a more scenic journey that will go past Stonehenge, take the M3 heading West then turn off to the A303 at junction 12.
Turn off the A303 (after approx 83 miles) onto the A358 towards Taunton. When you reach Williton take the A39 which will take you to Dunster and Minehead.
Alternatively, there’s a Hertz Car Hire at the train station and taxis are also available if you have rented with Enterprise who are on the other side of Taunton.
Dunster by Railway
The Trains direct from London Paddington to Taunton take just under 2 hours.
Then from Taunton Railway Station you can take the number 28 bus to the Dunster Steep bus stop, this bus journey is around 50 minutes.
Dunster by Air
With the nearest airport being Bristol, they have cars available to hire and collect when you arrive. If you don’t have car hire from Bristol Airport you can get taxi 15 minutes to Yatton and catch the train to Taunton, then you can take the number 28 bus to Dunster Steep bus stop.
Dunster by Bus
From Taunton Railway Station or other parts of Taunton you can take the number 28 bus to the Dunster Steep bus stop, this bus journey is just around 50 minutes.
Parking in Dunster
Parking on Dunster High Street is free, these spaces are limited and often in high demand. National Trust members can park for free in the Dunster Castle car park, which is off the A39 before the turn-off for Dunster Village. Non-members can also park in the National Trust car park for £2.50; be careful to check when this car park shuts as it is locked overnight.
There are also public car parks on Dunster Steep and Park Street.
Many of the hotels and B&Bs in Dunster have their own parking or offer parking permits to guests for nearby car parks.