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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: +44 1643 821314
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Visit with grandchildren

The kids loved the castle and gardens. We came when there was a falconry display. Both kids were completely engrossed by the wonderful surroundings. It was a lovely sunny day and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The kids loved the castle and gardens. We came when there was a falconry display. Both kids were completely engrossed by the wonderful surroundings. It was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed ice creams in the tea shop. Lovely shop down the bottom of the castle. Well stocked to suit all ages

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am aware that the National Trust close all their properties over the winter so it was a joy to us to find one open! Obviously as they were doing their winter clean of the rooms there was a certain amount of disarray but that almost added to the charm,. We were taken around in a small group by a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a member of the National Trust Dunster castle was on our to do list and it did not dissapoint. Impressive castle which surprisingly felt very homely. As we arrived we were able to secure a attic tour (staff quarters) which was a very fasinating insight into the workings of the castle and each persons role, very Downton Abbey. The... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic out of season tour of the castle, including an insight in the restoration work and "putting the castle to bed", with a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide, John. Given that it was November the grounds were very accessible and in great condition, and the café well stocked and great value.

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Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really well preserved house and castle gardens. The staff were really nice and friendly. Plenty to look at with lots of local relevant information.

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Thank Andy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today (12th November) on the off and it was very good for out of season. Didn't know beforehand much about it but didn't realise until we had purchased the tickets (from the very helpful ticket seller in the booth) that it was tours only, as opposed to the summer months being free roam of the castle / house... More 

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rushden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place great village a pleasure to walk round. Great shops and good food. Will defiantly return

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes – we were lucky. The sun was out and the air was clear; yet, surely, Dunster Castle on its rocky outcrop would be a stunning vantage point in almost any weather. The whole place, House and Gardens, is beautifully kept, in true NT style, with the House set to evoke the heyday of the Luttrells in the late 19th,... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this excellent National Trust property, and we were very impressed. As its November the staff and volunteers were preparing for their annual big clean. As a result we were given a guided tour by the most entertaining and knowledgable gentleman. Not only did we find out the history of the property but we were given an insight... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave plenty of time to wander around the well kept gardens and visit also the working watermill. We had lunch in one of the many cafes in Dunster village a beautifully quaint and well maintained village just outside the Castle. The Castle itself and it's history is fascinating and is explained on information crds left in every room. One word... More 

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