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Dunster Castle, Dunster

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Put Dunster Castle into our Dunster holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dunster.
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  • An enjoyable visit to this most interesting castle. The room staff were very knowledgeable and interesting. The gardens were a joy to walk around. So much care and attention to detail had been taken. 
  • Whilst in Minehead my husband wanted to visit the place in which his regiment had been raised in 17th Century. The only pieces of reference to this in the castle (on display) was a print and a plate. ...  read more »
  • My husband and I visited Dunster village and the castle whilst enjoying a week's holiday in Somerset. Thoroughly enjoyed the first day so much we came back later in the week for a second visit so we c...  read more »
  • Very interesting castle, if you get chance to go onthe tour of the kitchens and attic rooms where servants quarters were then I would definitely recommend it. Staff very knowledgeable ok n tour and great views around the dunster areas down to the see. Great walk all around the castle grounds and at the top showing fantastic views across Somerset and Exmoor. Also very interesting working water wheel.
  • The National Trust volunteers were so friendly and had such enthusiasm in telling us about the rooms they were in. Had a particularly great conversation with the guy in the watermill... Well worth the money paid to look around the castle and grounds.
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