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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Dunster

So here I am. Although wifi works in the bar it doesn't work in my room so unlikely to be on yahoo early part of this week. I type this whilst eating a white chococlate Raspberry cheesecake, drinking a glass of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and being watched by a bulldog named Winny.

I arrived in Somerset to a dark, damp and wet morning.

I went first to Dunster. It has a 17th century yarn market, a nice communal garden and a memorial garden. It also has St George's church which was once a priory. I've been here before but it is well worth a visit.












The hatchment is Charles II most you tend to see are one of the Georges.

Dunster also has its fine castle There has been a castle here since Saxon times when the Severn's hide tide cut it off. What you see now was restored in Jacobean times and by the Victorian architect Salvin.











On a nice day the views are stunning and I'd have wandered down to the Mill Cafe and read my book. But today the weather was miserable so I moved on.

637 Kingston St Mary, with its tower and fine wood carving.










638 Goathurst St Edward, fine Hallsall monument and a lovely monument to 3 year old Isabella Kemeys








639 Bishop's Lydiard.







Someone has just walked out becuase the rooms don't match those on the internet!! Silly cow she was shown one on the net! They look fine to me.

3 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Well now, white chocolate raspberry cheese cake and Chilean Sauvignon Blanc would suit me just fine. Wonderful pictures, very interesting stuff.

Mary said...

Some beautiful stained glass

Kate said...

Lovely pics - mind you it's a lovely part of the country. Hope you have a nice time and the weather picks up for you.