Without renting a car, how can we visit Dunster England from London? I am a Luttrell and really want to visit the castle.
There is a bus from Taunton railway station - the 28. Every half hour in the week, every hour on a Sunday
now we have 2 posts running with the same question again, oh well!
How does it happen? TA malfunctioning? User error?
I think it is something to do with the 'mobile' app. Perhaps people don't get info that their post is 'up' so then they repost to make sure??
Thank you! We will definitely look into the train/bus route.
From London you can take a train or coach. Both are good.
With the bus as dzug says, the 28 every half hour takes 1hr 25mins and picks up from the train station - but also the 18 which is more comfortable and takes 1hr by skipping a village & the station. The 18 leaves at 20mins past the hour just up the pavement from te bus station.
Get off at Dunster Steep, you will see the castle back from the fields on the left hand side. Walk back a bit from the bus stop and to your right at a junction. There is then a short walk up hill to Dunster.
You will find a lot of history throughout the village connected with the castle including the Luttrell Arms hotel. You will find graves in the churchyard too.
The Luttrell family now live in a manor house in village that I can't remember the name of and occasionally open their garden as part of the NGScheme. You might want to check that out. I'll post if I remember it!
That was meant to be - on the bus you will see the castle on the left over the fields. You get off at the stop about 2 mins after! :-)
Penbo, the Luttrells now live at East Quantoxhead as their base locally. It is on the Bridgwater road A39. Public transprort is possible but awkward and a long walk from the main road. beautiful little village with manor house & chapel.
Hi penbob from Colorado. I am hoping you get notifications when a reply is posted. We are also Luttrells and may be able to visit England. Have you visited the castle? If you have, how did you get there from London? We may be trying to get there from Southampton.
I suggest you also send a private mail.