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Dunster Castle

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Unexpected visit

We were headed to Minehead and as we were passing thought we would pop into the Castle. So glad we... read more

Reviewed today
Bristol, United Kingdom
Very friendly welcome

It was a bit of a dull day weather wise so decided to visit Dunster castle. Got a friendly and warm... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter W
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Reviewed today

We were headed to Minehead and as we were passing thought we would pop into the Castle. So glad we did, it is a great place to visit, lovely grounds to walk in. Very good information available as to the history and upkeep of the...More

Thank trevorhewer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a bit of a dull day weather wise so decided to visit Dunster castle. Got a friendly and warm welcome from all the national trust volunteers. Took the Victorian kitchen tour which was very interesting. Was even invited to play snooker in the...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful day out encompassing not just a vivid outline of the castle and its history, but also attractive gardens. The tour of the building does give a flavour of the long history whilst also telling us of the sumptuous living accommodation that...More

Thank Llanharan_Wales
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dunster Castle is really a rather grand country house, lots of interesting history and things to see. Most of the original furniture is still present, so you get a real sense of what it was like as a family home. Make sure you do the...More

Thank Colin_JS
Reviewed 1 week ago

An imposing setting reminds the visitor of its fortress origins. It has been transformed over the centuries at great expense by those landed lords until the money ran out. It is a fascinating period piece of extravagance and fashion with political power. The murderous Mahon...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Dunster Castle more times than I can remember, starting off being dragged round by my parents when I was 8 years old. It is a magic castle. From the village it appears to be a classic castle, from the gardens it is an...More

Thank SPWHarpsden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to return to the castle to explore it a little more as we were limited for time on our last visit, a couple of years ago. We started off by walking down by the river and working our way up to the keep gardens...More

Thank Sandie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunster castle was once a great and powerful fortress until that vandal Oliver Cromwell sent 300 men to demolish the outer walls in 1650 now not much of a castle but more like a big stately home but full of interest with a long history...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the National Trust site on a rainy day thinking an hour or so could be passed in the dry. How wrong we were! There were many rooms to see, the staff were really helpful and knowledgeable and we had a tour of the kitchen...More

Thank shaunmacklin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This national trust property has to be worth a visit the setting is perfect and it is so interesting from the water mill grinding flour,to the gardens and the castle . The history of the family was really interesting.

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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