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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  • The Castle itself was closed when we visited, but the gardens are beautiful with some lovely exotic plants like banana, gunners and tree ferns, as well as great displays of planting of old favourites....  more »
  • We were only able to visit the gardens as the castle was not open due to covid 19, had to book in advance at the time so please check the website if this still applies. The gardens are around 15...  more »
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  • Extensive beautiful grounds - we didn't have time to see everything. Watermill a lovely bonus feature! Plenty to keep the little ones interested. Only complaint is the tea rooms are very small with a very limited menu so we would eat in the village another time.
  • Amazing, did a special Dunster Uncovered tour which was well worthwhile! Went all around in places we have never seen before! The tour guide was fantastic and funny which made it better! Lovely gardens and an all round great experience. Definitely worth a return visit!

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