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Dunster Castle

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great walk! Nice view!

First time this area! The castle and surrounding are was lovely! Need a good day to visit... read more

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Great day out. quite dog friendly

Had an excellent day here. Parking is quite near to the castle itself; grounds, river walk, and... read more

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Settle, United Kingdom
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All reviews national trust the kitchen water mill attic tour well worth a visit nt properties car park gardens are beautiful stately home fantastic views victorian kitchen tour courtesy bus steep walk behind the scenes tea room bristol channel dream garden
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time this area! The castle and surrounding are was lovely! Need a good day to visit! Definitely go back!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Elmio1981
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an excellent day here. Parking is quite near to the castle itself; grounds, river walk, and gardens are dog friendly, and there are benches outside for taking in turns to view inside, plus a little tea cabin to get a brew and a cake...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely day out for all of the family. The gardens are lovely to walk around, with such a variety of plants and trees to see. It is clear that the grounds staff take a lot of pride in the appearance of the grounds. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank nikitah996
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although your able to take your dog around the grounds you are not able to enter the actual castle as is usual with National Trust properties. The grounds though are full of wonderful plants and there is, at times, a strong aroma of wild garlic....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Kent-Hoggy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were the first to arrive at the Castle today after driving through the beautiful medieval village. We’d read other reviews which said that the property boasted a full day of fun and we can certainly add another review to agree with this! From the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sebo999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful experience and so interesting. Our 3 kids enjoyed the visit too which says a lot. In addition, we did the Victorian Kitchen tour with Keith. This was really insightful and Keith was a mine of information. Beautiful Castle and glorious walk around the village...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JadeWH
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just returned from Dunster Castle (national trust) absolutely beautiful place. Lots to explore allow yourself at least 4 hours to explore .Lovely gardens .Try and go when they are milling the flour as water mill is amazing .Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank christabel57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out with lots to see and do. A lovely rabbit trail for Easter with quotes from classic children’s books. Also archery on the lawn. My daughter really enjoyed seeing the working water mill grinding flour. My son got to play on the piano...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic!!! I’d pay national trust membership just in order to access this place whenever I wanted! The grounds are brilliant for strolling as well as playing cricket/ football! We had games equipment in the car so that worked well! The Easter egg...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sophierf1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set on an elevated position above the town the castle is well worth a visit. Lovely gardens, an underground reservoir plus all the rooms, towers and water mill. You can buy hot and cold refreshments although there's not a great amount of choice for meals,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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David S
October 16, 2018|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
I know it is a Faber mezzotint. I just was so excited at making the connection weeks after the visit I did not make it clear that it was based on the Kneller portrait of the rather dislikable Mohun.
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Weary-Traveller007 | Reviewed this property |
No booking, just go to welcome desk in house and ask, spaces limited so be early, think they are approx hourly, times shown on a frame board to the left of the main door entrance before the steps
Elaine A
June 7, 2018|
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Response from Pinballsurgery | Reviewed this property |
The previous post is correct, however there is a shuttle which goes up to the castle from the car park and there are extensive areas of level ground around the castle itself with some beautiful views. There are entrance... More