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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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Good but maybe overpriced?

We got a buy one get one free voucher to enter the castle, so it was £11 for two of us. However the grounds are free and really beautiful! Definitely worth visiting if you enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We got a buy one get one free voucher to enter the castle, so it was £11 for two of us. However the grounds are free and really beautiful! Definitely worth visiting if you enjoy pretty walks.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We Visited Dunster Castle in 1980,as an eighteen year old my memories are of a castle and Grounds with nice gardens, superb location,and ancient interior,well worth a visit,even on this thirty five year beleated review. Sorry had to enter visit date as 2015 otherwise not able to submit this review.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

One of our best NT visits. Easy to find. Such an imposing sight as you approach. Very well done inside – good attention to detail/explanation. They have just started tours of the attics – where the servants lived/slept etc – this tour is a ‘must’ (although there are 85 steps up) – and we hope it becomes a regular feature.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great views from the castle, some very interesting little nooks and crannies (and lovely gardens!), but the bats in the belfry were brilliant :).

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This impressive structure is built on a steep hill with woodland and gardens surrounding most of it and with the small town/village of Dunster a short walk down the hill. The castle is very photogenic from many angles outside and provides great views out to the Bristol Channel. You can also catch a glimpse of the West Somerset Railway line... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful castle and gardens. Well worth a visit. If your legs aren't too good you may find it a bit difficult to negotiate the many stairs and garden paths. Take a good stick!

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Popped into Dunster on the way home from a few days in Lynton and am glad I did. The castle itself is most interesting with many updates over it's long history, and the staff were keen to discuss every aspect - they really were great. The gardens alone are worth a visit, and the watermill (currently undergoing restoration) is excellent.... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Went to Dunster Castle with the family and as we had national trust membership all was free. The staff were excellent making their subject enjoyable by all ages, kitchen has just been opened to visitors and was a great diversion for the teenagers from the historical stuff. Trip took three hours in all a great morning out for all the... More 

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Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited on Easter Sunday. The sun was warm and the crowds were out. There was so much to do, we weren't in a rush, so sat in the grounds which were dominated by beautiful Magnolia Trees. First we visited the Castle and were treated to a wonderful view of a Steam Train from the windows, which had just left... More 

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went to Dunster Castle whilst visiting my sister in Somerset for my birthday. Admission is free if you are a member of the National Trust. The castle has many phases of building, and there is evidence in the kitchen area below ground of the 12th century initial building in a room that was used as the butchering and hanging... More 

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