The near parity of the Euro with the Pound is leading some retailers to start accepting Euros for Pounds.
Dunster in Somerset recently made Telegraph news when some of its gift shops and a hotel made the decision to accept a straight euro-for-pound exchange rate.
Antony Brunt, owner of the Yarn Market Hotel and chairman of the Exmoor Tourist Association, told the Telegraph: “There is a near parity at the moment on the exchange rate, and I thought we could go that little bit further and give some incentive to visitors.”
“Tourism is one of the major industries in Dunster, so we need to keep doing things to attract those tourists.”
Further information about Dunster:
For those of you who have never been, or may be considering a holiday in the West Country, Dunster is a beautiful, medieval village set in the Exmoor National Park, close to Minehead.
The village has more than 200 listed buildings plus the famous 11th century Dunster Castle, now owned by the National Trust.
Dunster is also a stop on the West Somerset Railway, which operates steam and diesel trains between Bishops Lydeard Station and Minehead. This is a great way to recapture the atmosphere of the golden age of steam railways and take in the beautiful countryside – a great experience for children, adults and particularly rail enthusiasts.