Dunster Gallox Bridge

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Park Street, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SR

Before You Go

This late medieval stone bridge - originally 'gallows bridge' - across the River Avill once carried packhorses bringing fleeces from Exmoor to the Somerset market town of Dunster. The town had become a centre of the wool trade by the 13th century, when it was the main source of England's wealth.

Managed by the National Trust.

Read more about the bridge's history.

Before You Go

Access: The bridge can become muddy and slippery in wet weather. It is accessible by wheelchairs, though the ground is slightly uneven at one end of the bridge onto Macmillan Way West.

Parking: Charged parking is available throughout Dunster. The closest car park to the bridge is Nutcombe Bottom Car Park, TA24 6TA.

Facilities: Public toilets can be found in the centre of the village, along with shops and restaurants.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome. 

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

The Yarn Market and Butter Cross are both just a short walk away from the bridge.

The medieval village of Dunster is one of Exmoor's most popular attractions, with plenty of shops and places to eat. It's also a convenient base for walking in the stunning Exmoor National Park.

Just a few miles away is Cleeve Abbey, one of Somerset's hidden jewels. It's a haven of peace and tranquillity, and contains one of the finest cloister buildings in England.