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Dunster Castle

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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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lovely day out

very interesting day out.Good places to see ,a lot of different places to explore.Although there is a lot of rough terrain so would not be good for people with walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

very interesting day out.Good places to see ,a lot of different places to explore.Although there is a lot of rough terrain so would not be good for people with walking difficulties.Would say it is more suitable for older children

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dunster Castle sits on a hill overlooking the Bristol Channel in a picturesque village. The entrance to the grounds is quite narrow and then there are passing places on the road to the car park. The people in the ticket office are welcoming and then there is quite a steep path to the castle but there is transport for people... More 

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had visited Dunster many years ago but not visited the castle. After reading a leaflet about the West Somerset Railway which were running trips via the railway, via a coach from the station right to the castle & back again (entrance included), we at last visited the castle. We had a nice wander round the rooms - all nicely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went with my hubby and 3yrs old the lady at the reception at the watermill entrance is very lovely of her to take the initiative for showing us where all the toilet are at the map and approximately how long to get there in case the young girl need to go. The Watermill is half restored to it formal glory... More 

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South Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Two of us ate here on the evening on 23 June. The food - pâté, whitebait and salmon supposedly with a crab and prawn cream sauce was excellent. The service was charming if a bit rushed! However, three main course dishes were off the menu and disappointingly there were no substitutes. There was no printed dessert menu – the waitress... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Delightfull and knowledgable staff, taking special care that kids have fun also while the adults indulge themselves in a history lesson.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic visit to Dunster Castle in June this year. The staff and volunteers were extremely helpful and the facilities absolutely great. We took our two dogs and had a great day. Both dogs were allowed in the grounds and we sat with them outside the Waterfall cafe. A great day was had by all

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The castle is perched on the top of a hill in extensive grounds overlooking Dunster. The car park is a short distance from the Castle and it is a quite steep walk the castle entrance. Most of the castle rooms are open to the public. There were 2 additional tours offered, Attic tour and Below stairs tour, we opted for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Having walked seemingly for ever on ever increasingly rough ground, we were rewarded by the tea rooms. Excellent staff, quick service. Ordered a sandwich and could just see it being made, and bought straight out. Long walk back via a different route. Unfortunately with mobility problems limiting walking speed, did not have enough time to go in the castle as... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The rooms seen inside the castle are beautifully presented and each one has staff who are extremely knowledgable and willing to chat. Extensive number of rooms and magnificent gardens and walks to explore including watermill with another staff member explaining everything. Lovely tea room.

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Additional Information about Dunster Castle

Address: Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Dunster
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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