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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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Before going in to the castle we did the kitchen tour which I would thoroughly recommend. The staff we met were very knowledgeable and keen to point out things of interest. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Before going in to the castle we did the kitchen tour which I would thoroughly recommend. The staff we met were very knowledgeable and keen to point out things of interest. The castle had a very lived in feel and the views from some of the rooms were breathtaking. The stables were very interesting too. I would like to visit... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited the castle one afternoon after coming back from minehead, entrance is fairly straight forward, parking costs, buy your tickets and your in. Be aware that this is quite hilly, so if you struggle walking tell them and they can arrange a mini bus to the top of the hill, basically that's where the castle sits.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

trudged up a hill to get to the shop & entrance with 3 adults & 2 children, only to be quoted a charge of £36 to proceed any further. We turned back down the hill (as did many others) the cost to access the grounds & castle are disgraceful. I had been at Balmoral castle last year which is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle during a family holiday to the area. The castle is a gem and the gardens and water wheel are very interesting. Activities such as archery and pistol shooting were on offer for a small fee and both myself and my eight year old had a great time trying these out. The real treat is that there are... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the castle and the water mill today and was pleasantly surprised. The castle goes back to just after 1066, and it has been developed and improved throughout history including the English Civil War. The gardens are well worth a visit and there are a few things to keep the children occupied as well. They had a treasure hunt going... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very well Organised day trip on the steam train from Bishop Lydiard to Dunster, all the staff are volunteers and very friendly and helpful

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very pretty place to visit as well as the surrounding area. Lovely drive to and fro too. Very interesting.

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We came to Dunster Castle with locals Grandma and Grandpa and our 2 girls (7 &8) visiting from Australia. It was a fantastic day! The staff / National Trust volunteers were incredible! Our 8 year old daughter got to play the piano in the main Hall, ( the lovely NT man giving her a round of applause) and my sports... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

What an awesome location. Beautiful castle with so much to see. The perfect place to visit with the family. Loads of history and amazing gardens.... Lovely town too... It's hard to mention all the wonderful history you get to see. Definitely would visit again. Visited with the kids and grand parents... Would have to be one of the most relaxing... More 

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Eastbourne, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Took the opportunity to stop off for a couple of hours on a journey from Devon to South Wales. Parked in the car park (free to NT members otherwise £2.50) slow stroll through the colourful gardens then into castle. It is an interesting mix of a fortification dating from the time of the English Civil War and an extravagant family... More 

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Additional Information about Dunster Castle

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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