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“Childhood Imagination, secret passageway”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
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kent
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“Childhood Imagination, secret passageway”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Dunster Castle gardens are spectacular especially in the evening. Visited the interior and I have to say I had a childhood memory of the secret passageway. Well the secret doorway isn't quite what I had in my imagination and I'm beginning to wonder if I had ever been inside before, well worth a visit. There's a ghost story too so another bonus. I prefer the secret room of my childhood imagination though, a bit grander.

Visited May 2012
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“Great if you are fit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a wonderful National Trust property and being set on a hill, has commanding views of the surrounding countryside.

Easily accessible from Dunster, and if you like exercise, then it is worth walking up the cobbled approach so that you can see the plants that grow on the approaches.

There is also pleanty to keep the children amused and there is a small cafe area and a well stocked NT shop.

Visited April 2012
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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“An excellent visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This castle is certainly well worth the visit; it has a real homely feel about it and the views of it and from it are wonderful. The National Trust staff were informative and friendly. The nearby village of Dunster is also well worth a visit whilst parked at the castle.

Visited November 2012
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Bristol, England
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“A good visit with plenty of interest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This castle is well preserved and furnished and the National Trust guides are welcoming and well informed as always. The gardens are delightful with some lovely views over surrounding countryside - even in November we enjoyed exploring around.

Visited October 2012
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Hitchin, Herts
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a beautiful castle with a beautiful village at the bottom of the hill. Well worth the visit. We did walk round the gardens but it was pouring with rain, so not sure we saw them at their best!

Visited November 2012
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