Dunster CastleDunster , United Kingdom
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Dunster in the online camera is a village, a civil parish and a former manor in the English county of Somerset, located on the northeastern border of Exmoor National Park, off the coast of Bristol Channel.
The live camera shows the city from different angles so that you can see online one of the most important historical sights of the city – Dunster Castle, founded by Baron William de Moyon. The citadel in the web camera is located on the wooded Top Hill.
In its original form, the Dunster fortress in the online camera was a wooden structure, the castle became stone a little later. By the end of the 14th century, the de Moyon family sold Dunster to the Luttrell earl family, who owned it until the 20th century.
The fortress in the online broadcast was badly damaged during the English Revolution (1640-1660). Also significant changes in the appearance of the castle took place in the second half of the 19th century, when the Luttrell family hired the architect Anthony Salvin to rebuild the citadel in accordance with the Victorian fashion, transforming it into a more Gothic and picturesque. Only a medieval gatehouse and a ruined tower are now reminiscent of the turbulent past of the castle in the live camera.
In 1976, Colonel Walter Luttrell donated Dunster Castle in online cam, along with much of its decoration, to the National Trust.
The fortress in the online live camera received its modern look after the civil war. The central gate was expanded, spacious windows appeared instead of narrow loopholes, a beautiful park of 6 hectares spread around with a variety of Mediterranean and subtropical plants, and an old water mill is located on the river bank.
Now, as you can see in the webcam, Dunster Castle is in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape: the ancient walls and towers are drowning in the greenery of centuries-old trees. A significant part of it is made in the Gothic style. The dominant building in the live camera is a high round tower with a cone-shaped top, on which there is a flag that enters the lens of the online footage. Above the arched entrance there is the national emblem of the county. On the west side of the building there are medieval sculptures and stucco details. Dunster Castle in the webcam is the most romantic fortification in Somerset.
In the live stream you can also see the “Yarn Market”, built in the early 17th century and listed as a Grade I listed building. During the Middle Ages, the Dunster market online was an important place in the city, where the online broadcast comes from. Especially after the construction of Dunster Castle, which is shown by the webcam, as well as after the foundation of the monastery church of St. George.
The market cross, which is well displayed online, most likely appeared in 1609, under the rule of the Luttrell family, to preserve the importance of the village as a market, especially for wool and cloth. On the cross, the damage caused by artillery fire during the Civil War has survived to this day.
As you can see in the live webcam, the “Yarn Market” is an octagonal building built around the central pier. The structure’s tiled roof protects from rain.