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Dunster Castle

Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are visiting Somerset you can't miss visiting this lovely place, this casle is build on top of the hill, you get to see breathtaking veiws of Somerset, the gardens is heavenly, the stream, the mill, and the coffee shop, I enjoyed my tea with scone jam and cream. I would not hesitate visiting this glamerous castle again, will... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Visiting in November when the Castle is closed, the station closed, and the gardens are long passed their best - the entry price seems a little bit expensive ( £11.20 for two). As one of us is disabled it made walking upwards difficult and the signage was not helpful to the disabled. In fact the whole place is not disability... More

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Washington, Indiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Plan on a full day if your wanting to visit Dunster Castle. Beautiful gardens including Palm Trees. The tour guides held our attentions and were very detailed in facts and "legends" of the Castle. We held off eating the ocverpriced meals at the castle and instead ate in the connected village connected to the castle. The village had fair priced... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dunster Castle has now opened up more areas for the public to see and so long as there is a guide in the billiards room you can even knock a few balls around with the cues! This is a very visitor-friendly venue and the working watermill has now been included in the entrance fee. There is so much to take... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great castle owned by the National Trust, lots to see & do couldn't do it all in a day! Fantastic exploring place for kids & loads of activities to keep them busy & adults too.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

too many rooms shut off to the paying public. Gardens were full of colour. We just didnt feel 'wanted'. Staff had a duty to do. Such a shame

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited here two days ago, after going on the ghost tour the night before!!! It was an amazing place to visit. It is surprisingly a large castle, with loads to see, plus unlike with many other historical building's, you can visit most of the rooms in the castle. The gardens are lovely and you can also visit the watermill too,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great castle and beautiful gardens . We booked to go on the Ghost Tour on halloween , a car crash made us half an hour late but the staff were great and got us in with another group . The tour was very dark,creepy we heard lots of loud noises which made us very jumpy and we were always looking... More

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devon uk
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37 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Have been to Dunster Castle as a child 50 years ago and before the National Trust took it over, I was keen to revisit. Be warned its a steep path up to the Gate House- had not remembered that, however its well worth it. Beautiful gardens and lovely views. Although there has been a castle on the site for many... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful castle, beautiful grounds, helpful and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. I wish we'd had much more time to spend here, although we heard enough "ghost" stories about the castle to scare us silly. Worth the admission price several times over.

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