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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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Watch the Stairs!!!

I visited Dunster Castle on Friday afternoon with my husband. The Caslte is fascinating and the staff/volunteers are lovely. However towards the end of the Castle tour, before you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Kate W
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I visited Dunster Castle on Friday afternoon with my husband. The Caslte is fascinating and the staff/volunteers are lovely. However towards the end of the Castle tour, before you get to the snooker room there is a dark wooden staircase with a warning to be careful especially on the last two stairs going down. It is quite dark as you... More 

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GLASTONBURY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This old lady is still full of charm, so beautifully preserved to enable you to step back in time, the views from the windows are stunning, the village on one side and rolling green countryside on the other, surrounded by lovely gardens, riverside walks, and a Café by the mill serving very tasty Quiche and salad amongst other thing!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Visited Dunster Castle and Gardens over Whitsun .Visited with parents, both not as mobile as they used to be, so it was great when we reached the reception to be told that there was a courtesy bus to the castle entrance, if there wasn't I don't think we would have been able to go in as there was a really... More 

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Berrylands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The National Trust really has put a lot of thought into Dunster. The children loved the natural play area where they leapt about on the giant stepping blocks and tried to make tunes on the hanging logs. The grounds were glorious in the sun (yes - sun in England in Spring!). The guides were welcoming, knowledgeable and chatty. I liked... More 

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Swadlincote
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely place to visit with very friendly and informative staff in various rooms of the castle. Pity about the members of staff on the entrance to the castle, and at the watermill, who were very unfriendly and unhelpful when we misplaced our ticket towards the end of the day and basically treated us as if we were just chancers... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

With so much in one place it really is a whole day out, being situated next to the village within a short walk there is so much to see and do. There are fantastic views from the castle over Blue Anchor Bay and the surrounding countryside.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Staff very helpful and informative as is usual with national trust. Enjoyed touring castle, dress up, kids toys. Outside there was pistol shooting & archery on day visited -great fun. Property beautiful with stunning views

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great day out for all the family walk around the garden and in the castle . Take a picnic only downside these beautiful gardens had plenty of doggy bins but none for litter

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Spent the whole day in Dunster Castle and Dunster village – thoroughly recommend it as a really good historic and interesting day out, when we were expecting only a short visit.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to a wonderful Castle.Gardens were very nice.Also there are some wonderful walks to go on too.We found the staff very pleasant and very informative.

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