Dunster Castle, Dunster

A medieval castle and manor house, Dunster Castle has been gradually redecorated over the years in an effort to restore the former glory of its rooms. You'll see reproductions of the original wallpaper, furniture, and building materials, all created through the meticulous effort of the National Trust. Not much of the original medieval castle still stands, with the exception of the Great Gatehouse and the 13th-century gate. Popular artifacts include a Tudor copy of the allegorical portrait of Sir John Luttrell and a sequence of leather tapestries depicting Antony and Cleopatra. Music lovers are often intrigued by a piano that once belonged to Vivian Ellis. Outside, bask under the leaves of the strawberry tree collection in the gardens. By using our Dunster trip maker website , you can arrange your visit to Dunster Castle and other attractions in Dunster.
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  • What a lovely place to visit, high up and surrounded by quaint little shops all around, it looked more like a setting from Game of Thrones. Plenty of nice walks here around the grounds and a spectacul...  more »
  • Lived in Minehead all my life never been to dunster castle till Saturday the 24th ended up joining to become a member 1 fault really so city folks trying to push in because we were talking to the staf...  more »
  • Touring in West Somerset and dropped in to see the castle, unfortunately it was after lunch so time was too limited to do the castle, grounds and watermill full justice. You do need at least 4 hours b...  more »
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  • We only visited the grounds as we were on the way home from holiday with the dogs. I am disabled and there were various options to assist me in getting around. I chose to borrow a tramper which is an off road mobility scooter, this was an excellent choice as it handled the steep slopes with ease. The gardens were fabulous and the gardeners very friendly and eager to share thier passion. A nice place to visit and a great walk for the dogs.
  • Lovely walks to be done inside and outside the Castle grounds. We followed a 3 mile marked path called The dear path where while walking through the forest, you can actually hear and sometimes see rutting stags (in October ). Interesting working watermill still producing flour which can be bought in an adjacent shop, landscaped gardens with giant rhubarb from Chile growing along the stream, a Victorian kitchen and the inside of the castle itself. The cafĂ© which is situated within the watermill serves good jacket potatoes and cream teas. Dunster village is also worth a look for its pretty cottages.
  • One of the loveliest Castles I have visited. Free to National trust members. Lots to see and very cosy for a Castle. Large grounds to walk around. I would like to go back. Only draw back for me was the tea room. Only serves cake no sandwiches or anything. Other than that I loved it, stunning scenery.
  • We walked here from Butlins Resort (a bit of a trek, but doable with footpaths the whole way). Dunster Castle & all of the grounds were lovely to walk around with pushchair and wheelchair accessable paths marked on the map. A very interesting place. Our guide (I've forgotten his name though, sorry) on the Attic tour was very knowledgeable and great to listen to. There was a Halloween trail and creepy crawlies there this week which added to the visit nicely with the kids looking for clues for the Halloween map. Thanks for the great visit (family National Trust Members).
  • Lovely place. House is very interesting and surrounding woodland lovely. Garden is probably not worth your time in the winter months

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