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Dunster Castle

Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
+44 1643 821314
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Worth a visit for the views alone

Somewhere I have wanted to visit for many years and now being a National Trust member felt it was a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Can't go wrong at the castle. Set in loverly grounds and a good centre for all Dunster has to offer.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Malcolm G
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Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
+44 1643 821314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Somewhere I have wanted to visit for many years and now being a National Trust member felt it was a must whilst in the area. Free parking, in large car park, and entry for members. Courtesy bus available to main castle entrance, or a ten...More

Thank Cheltonian-65
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can't go wrong at the castle. Set in loverly grounds and a good centre for all Dunster has to offer.

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As National Trust members this was a place we wanted to visit so we stopped off on way to our holiday. It was excellent. Lovely gardens and views. Castle very interesting.

Thank grango25
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely Castle and gardens! The garden walks and mill with the Mill Cafe are definitely a must when visiting Dunster Castle. We actually did this first before visiting the castle as we had hungry toddlers. Along the wall there are information boards about...More

Thank lillybet198820
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dunster Castle is great. Its got walks, a stream the house and when we went a display by a civil war enactment group. The castle itself has some interesting features both inside and out including some old style games that the kids can play with....More

Thank Antony W
Reviewed 4 days ago

There are a lot of walking paths at Dunster, most of them either go up or down so be prepared for some great views as well as plenty of exercise. The free map was very useful for a first time visitor, especially when you're trying...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited on a pleasant September day and spent several hours enjoying the grounds of the castle (we had our dog with us, so didn't go into the house, except the crypt) There is a lot to see, a nice tea room, and we bought...More

Thank horseymum_11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Castle, water mill, gardens (with some lovely exotic planting) and the village within an easy walk - Dunster is well worth a visit.

Thank Sara F
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great mixture of different walks around the castle to do lots of steep gradients and steps but its worth the work to get to the top garden which is wonderfully planted and gives wonderful veiws. To get into the castle is a steep walk...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting history. Lots to see. Great views. Nice gardens. Steep hills. Lots of stairs. Helpful yet unobtrusive volunteers.

Thank Richard M
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10 July 2017|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
No dogs inside the castle
29 August 2016|
Response from Livesbythec | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know, but the national trust website is pretty useful. They do have buggies to run people from the car park to the castle, but not sure about the facilities inside.
marion b
13 August 2016|
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Response from Afterextratime | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk dogs in the grounds, there are a few dog waste bins around.