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Dunster Castle

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Lovely Walk Around

We're National Trust members, so can park for free and go in for free. It's worth knowing though... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
perfect even in the winter

great walk around the castle, lovely working mill - flour to buy if you want to . views lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Natasha Y
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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All reviews national trust the kitchen water mill attic tour well worth a visit car park nt properties stately home gardens are beautiful fantastic views victorian kitchen tour steep walk courtesy bus tea room bristol channel dream garden lovely place to visit
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We're National Trust members, so can park for free and go in for free. It's worth knowing though that you can walk around the castle ground (the other side of the little lane and watermill) and the high street for free without actually 'going into'...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GeejTSD13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the Water Mill entrance at 1.30pm (castle advertised as open until 5pm) and paid for parking for the afternoon. Luckily we’re National Trust members so we didn’t pay for entrance to the castle but were told we could join the 2.15pm tour if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 341deannep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the £9.50 quoted to me today was simply to walk around the gardens, as the castle was closed to the public. the female "guard dog" on duty refused us entry as we did not have (and we don't have) the money for such things, a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank david221b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great walk around the castle, lovely working mill - flour to buy if you want to . views lovely - nice shop at the end.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Natasha Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit. Very interesting house, well-staffed with knowledgeable friendly people, very pretty gardens and a lovely village adjoining the grounds, with great places to eat. We are NT members and this is definitely worth a trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited over Xmas, unfortunately the upper floors were closed to the public as Christmas trees were on display, and the displaced furniture was stored upstairs. That said, I only paid £9 / adult which I believe is a reduced rate. The remainder of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeremybr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a typical National Trust visitor. I dont always love old houses full of antiques. Truth be told, we chose Dunster as a day out to avoid the Xmas shopping madness on the last Saturday before Xmas. Its a medieval village, 700 years old,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Denise D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to castle dressed for Christmas, beautiful. Gardens illuminated too great time to visit. Thanks

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Brisa_fan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful castles in England. Partially ruined but nonetheless a must to visit. Once again please be aware that during this period only the ground floor is assessable to the public as with all National Trust properties as the rest is shut...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Micklah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely visit to see Father Christmas. The children were spell bound with Santa's stories! Thank you Santa for making it so special for them.

Date of experience: December 2018
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David S
October 16, 2018|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
I know it is a Faber mezzotint. I just was so excited at making the connection weeks after the visit I did not make it clear that it was based on the Kneller portrait of the rather dislikable Mohun.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Weary-Traveller007 | Reviewed this property |
No booking, just go to welcome desk in house and ask, spaces limited so be early, think they are approx hourly, times shown on a frame board to the left of the main door entrance before the steps
Elaine A
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Pinballsurgery | Reviewed this property |
The previous post is correct, however there is a shuttle which goes up to the castle from the car park and there are extensive areas of level ground around the castle itself with some beautiful views. There are entrance... More