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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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lovely castle

Perched on top of the hill overlooking the beautiful village of Dunster. Well worth the visit and a great walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Canterbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Perched on top of the hill overlooking the beautiful village of Dunster. Well worth the visit and a great walk.

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Bournemouth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

A great visit, the castle is very interesting about the Lutteral family. This castle and grounds unlike others I have been to is not huge with lots of rooms filled with paintings etc, enough here to keep you interested

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cornwall, england
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37 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Visited Dunster as part of a weekend in Exmoor and very glad we did. Lovely, ancient market towns with plenty of local shops, bars and restaurants with old cobbled streets - at the moment! Lots of scenic walks and Dunster Castle is well worth a visit for both the location and its history. Interesting links to the English Civil War.

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Alderholt, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Members of National Trust so decided to visit this castle. Lovely relaxing day wandering around the house learning of it's history - we even had the pleasure of looking around the Victorian Kitchens which are not normally on view as they are just starting the process of renovating then for regular opening. The Mill is also open where you can... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We are with the national trust this is one of the finest there are seats inside that you can sit down and feel part of this place a must see.

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Bridport
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I was surprised to find Dunster castle open on 14 March, it was tipping down and a cold day. Revived after hot chocolate and snack in the Camellia room set off . The volunteers are full of knowledge to share if you so wish, exploring the interior of the castle was interesting-look at the medieval panels in the Oratory, the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We arrived full of expectation to find the gardens were the only thing that we could view. Worth it for me but not my teenage daughter.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Dunster is a medieval village, which looks like it hasn't changed for centuries. It's more than just a castle. The castle is nice, but quite small, with lovely grounds and a great tea shop, which uses flour from the mill. However, I prefer walking around the village, which is a step back in time and has some nice pubs. In... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Dunster is a beautiful medieval town and the castle is well worth a visit. The grounds are lovely and the property is well maintained. It was Halloween when we visited and there were lots of activities laid on for children. We spent an enjoyable couple of hours wandering around the cattle and grounds. I would have no hesitation in recommending... More 

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Exeter, Devonshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited the Castle grounds in January. The Castle wasn't open but the walk through the grounds and the views from the top were lovely. There was a also a walk down to the old mill, a very picturesque riverside stroll.

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