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Dunster Castle 1/7

The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset, within the Exmoor National Park. With it's Castle, Yarn Market, Tithe Barn, Priory Church and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists. here the castle, the subject of this series, can be seen up in the trees above the old town buildings.

Dunster Castle 1/7

The medieval village of Dunster is in Somerset, within the Exmoor National Park. With it's Castle, Yarn Market, Tithe Barn, Priory Church and a wealth of listed buildings, Dunster is a favourite destination for many tourists. here the castle, the subject of this series, can be seen up in the trees above the old town buildings.

comments (20)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2013, 00:12
Terrific shot Brian! The old buildings with the tombstones in front is so atmospheric and I feel like I have stepped back in time looking at this wonder capture. smile
Brian Walbey: The whole village is a bit like a step back in time, I posted a series last year of the church I'm standing in front of you might be interested in, it starts here > http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2012/06/25/stgeorges-church-and-priory-dunster-17/
A great composition - I love looking straight down the walk between those wonderful walls!
Brian Walbey: It was about the best spot for getting even a glimpse of the castle on the hill.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2013, 05:33
I like the way you have taken this from the Church, as opposed to taking the Church - though I hope you will show that, too
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I posted a series on the church last year, if you are interested it starts here > http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2012/06/25/stgeorges-church-and-priory-dunster-17/
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:43
This is a fine historic place Brian, I am sure you can do it full justice
Brian Walbey: yes a fine little old village, sadly it rained most of the time we were there so I didn't get much of a selection of pictures.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:47
What a fabulous "entrance" into this series, Brian. Right now, I just want to see the town buildings, so thanks for starting here. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie. If, as I've seen rumoured, you are staying with Lisl next May then I suspect Dunster isn't too far from the area she lives in.
I love Dunster, Ange was only saying the other day she would like to go there again. We bought a painting there when we were first married and still have it in the living room. There is still a gallery there run by the artist's family I think
Brian Walbey: Sounds like Dunster has nice memories for you Bill. We only had a short time there, in the rain, so I didn't get that many photos other than in the church.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 12 Aug 2013, 07:59
I like the viewpoint Brian, my son is on holiday in this area and is visiting this very place today. Howzatt for coincidence?
Brian Walbey: Then I hope your son enjoys his visit and gets better weather than we did, we had Droitwich rain!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Aug 2013, 08:26
A wonderful entrance to the village. Great view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. You might like to read my reply to Ginnie concerning Dunster.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Aug 2013, 08:29
Well...this is impressive, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
is this a castle?
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk ... where the sun rises first in Britain
  • 12 Aug 2013, 09:43
Leading the punters to the tourist honey-pot trap.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Richard.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 12 Aug 2013, 10:28
Very nice composition with the curves.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary.
A very inviting image to Dunster, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 12 Aug 2013, 13:05
Lovely wide angle. Good composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Bonnie.
A great shot Brian,it does look a place worth visiting.
Brian Walbey: Yes the village, church and castle could fill quite a large part of a days visit.
Great first glimpse of the castle Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
Good view down the path Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks John.
The kind of place that foreign tourists yearn for!
Brian Walbey: Indeed they do Tom, I guess the "newer" countries don't have places like this.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 13 Aug 2013, 07:48
'That looks very welcoming
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice little village.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2013, 12:32
Haa! Great minds. I have a shot very similar to this but nine has daffodils in it. Apart from the street light, this is a timeless view.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I came out of the church, in the drizzle, and thought this a very pleasant view, as you must have done.

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