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Dunster Castle

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Went to visit the castle when the festival of candlelight was on. A beautiful castle and grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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My husband and I, after many years of driving past without stopping, decided at long last to pay... read more

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Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit the castle when the festival of candlelight was on. A beautiful castle and grounds. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I, after many years of driving past without stopping, decided at long last to pay the castle a visit. We joined a tour which only took us to a few rooms because of the winter renovation. We were not disappointed. A very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janew861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The general visiting was closed for the winter refurbishment and renovation process. However we were able to go on a tour of the castle. Jane was very interesting and informative and we learnt so much of the history of the castle!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fabulous position of this attraction will attract many visitors. It is a challenge for many older visitors just to reach the castle itself, as some quite steep slopes are involved, even from parking the car to arriving at the main entrance. Of course, if...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on an organised tour of the house as out of season - very interesting and the tour guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The grounds are well worth walking around with lots to see. I particularly enjoyed the crypt.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 125suh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great afternoon. We went on a ' behind the scenes' tour today. Our guide was very easy to listen to and obviously very enthusiastic and well informed about the castle. We didn't need to see all the castle as we got the gist of it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank inneedofrest
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to Dunster Castle - loved the grounds / unusual bridge (on walk to the cafe). We must thank one of the members of staff, Peter Cook. I had lost my camera (I thought on a beach walk earlier in the day). My...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CeliaE7
Reviewed 9 November 2018

A wonderful place to visit, very interesting house and gardens and the village is a short walk for interesting shops

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank iain976
Reviewed 9 November 2018

After lunch in a nearby cafe, we took a gentle stroll around the grounds, encountering the odd skeleton enjoying the views of the gardens. The gardens had good wide paths,there were some steep ascents up stairs and also paths around the gardens

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Beautiful castle, views, and gardens. Sitting on top of the quaint town of Dunster is this superb property. Lots of interesting facts to be heard from the volunteers in each room. Lovely shop and once parked an easy walk into the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank helgre2016
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David S
17 October 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.
26 July 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
8 June 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