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Dunster Castle

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Address: , Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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Fantastic day out!

It's such a shame we forgot to renew our National Trust membership this year as we would have saved a lot of money visiting the attraction. However, it was worth every penny. All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's such a shame we forgot to renew our National Trust membership this year as we would have saved a lot of money visiting the attraction. However, it was worth every penny. All the gardens looked beautiful and castle was very fascinating. Definitely worth reading the little booklet they give you whilst walking round as it tells you a lot... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely little castle, beautifully maintained. Lovely gardens and friendly informative staff. Well worth a visit

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Street, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I love Dunster Castle it is by far a gem within the National Trusts treasure trove. We came here in the school holidays the drive from Somerset is quite lovely with the picturesque roads and villages. We were greeted by lovely staff who ushered up in without having to queue. We took our own picnic and ate near the castles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning castle with gardens and a working watermill. You can easily while away a few hours here and then enjoy a picnic at one of tables opposite the car park. Plenty of room for children to run and play.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a full day's visit. Fascinating history and beautifully preserved. Pleasant, if testing, walks all around the castle, into the village and along the river.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

i thought i'd spend a short time in Dunster overall but after walking around Dunster, seeing the watermill, walking around the Castle grounds and the Castle i was there for well over four hours. The whole time was fascinating, the way the items in the castle are laid out encourages a hands on approach, and children appear to enjoy this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Happy cheerful staff and volunteers .. and so helpful. Refreshments were OK and views were to die for

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this must be the best national trust property for children - the 'staff' were so friendly and there were so many things the children could touch in the castle to keep their attention. They loved the grounds especially the stepping log area.

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Hookwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It was a lovely venue to visit, the staff were all so friendly and informative, and the gardens were beautifully maintained, the town of dunster was also just a walk way and what a lovely olde worlde place it is, takes you right back in time, so is a must to visit if you are in the vicinity

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We got married at Dunster Castle, in the Tenants Hall. A wonderful wedding in an amazing setting. Would not change a single thing about our special day. Faultless.

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