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Dunster Castle

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Address: Dunster, Exmoor National Park, England
Phone Number: 01643/821314
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Not much left of the old castle but the 1800 century house has lots to see with a lovely walk to the mill ,buy some porridge ,delicious ,The village is a delight

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chris M
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much left of the old castle but the 1800 century house has lots to see with a lovely walk to the mill ,buy some porridge ,delicious ,The village is a delight

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting, knowledgeable staff, so much to do. Try and get tickets for the private tours, they are free and you see so much more. Don't forget the mill, they were grinding flour the day we went, yet again the staff love there job! Yummy muesli ....

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a loverly way to spend a few hours , the nation trust is such a great institution , just wander about and get lost in time and imagine what the past was like . Marvellous value for money and a good way to teach the children a little history . Just so tremendous !

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Northleach, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excellent day out ,castle guides very informative well kept grounds car parking close by .The castle as most castles is built on a hill so be prepared to walk up and down steep hills. There is a mini bus up hill for those with difficulty walking.

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50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our day at Dunster Castle was very interesting and we all enjoyed it very much indeed. All the room guides were very knowledgeable. Thanks also to them! However, it was a shame to see so many dogs and one or two not on leads.

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lincs UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would recommend this to all - although the walk up to the house is steep & there are a lot of steps in the house - there is a small bus for those for whatever reason can't make the climb up. Firstly we booked to go on a trip to the attic, which was before lunch and in the afternoon... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live locally but on this occasion we visited with a friend who was staying with us. We all enjoyed the gardens but the highlight was a visit to the castle kitchens which was made by our enthusiastic and informative guide. She gave us a wonderful glimpse of life "below stairs". Staff were all pleasant and helpful.

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West Midlands
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dunster Castle is not far from Minehead and only 1.9 miles from Butlins where we were staying. Simple to get to. Parking is on site at cost of £2.50, if you don't have change you can purchase your entry and parking at the same time and they give you a token to put on your dashboard so you don't need... More 

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A full day's visit, there is enough to keep everyone entertained. Learn the history of the family, the buildings, the surrounding area and from the volunteers in each room the stories behind the rooms. Go on the kitchen tour. Walt else? You will enjoy every minute and will come again and find out things you may have missed on the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the castle which is NT, it only cost £2.50 to park for the whole day. I think it cost about £11.00 to go into the castle and gardens, well worth the money. We spent quite a long time here looking around the castle, gardens and visiting the village. The staff were very pleasant and we did a... More 

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