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Dunster Castle, Dunster

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • You will not be disappointed ,lovely gardens you could spend the day there then come and go into Dunster town straight from the Castle perfect  more »
  • Really enjoyed our visit. Lots of different things to see, the village, the castle and the water mill. All staff were helpful but especially the gents at the Mill. My Wife is into industrial Archeolog...  more »
  • The walk by the river to the Water Mill and cafe was very pleasant. Continued up through the village to the castle, a nice stroll. Castle itself has interesting rooms and great views. Nice area on the...  more »
  • Went on the tour here at xmas time,the castle wasnt fully open as being cleaned and some restoration,so the tour guide was great and took us on a different tour than usual,we went downstairs to the kitchens and servants rooms,beautiful garden with a water mill and lovely tea room
  • There is a lot to see. We are going back for a 2nd visit as didn't get to see all that is on offer.
  • Beautiful place. A must Visit for any one in the area of North Somerset.
  • Great day out with lots to see. Loved that they were doing tours even out of season and whilst renovating so we could still see the castle.
  • Beautiful country and the views from the castle are glorious

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