Dunster Castle - National Trust

Dunster Castle - National Trust
nr Minehead
TA24 6SL





01643 821314

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01643 823004


01643 823000

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Ancient castle with fine interiors and sub-tropical gardens.

Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The 13th-century gatehouse survives, but the present building was remodelled in 1868–72 by Antony Salvin for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork of the 17th-century house he adapted can still be seen. There is a sheltered terrace to the south on which tender plants and shrubs grow, and beautiful parkland in which to walk. Dunster Castle is home to the National Collection of Strawberry Trees.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

For 2007
23rd March – 25th July: 11am – 4pm
27th July - 2nd September: 11am - 5pm
3rd September – 31st October 11am – 4pm

Garden and Park:
1st January – 22nd March 11am - 4pm
23rd March – 31st October 10am – 5pm
1st November – 31st December 11am – 4pm

Last admission is 30 minutes before closing

The castle is closed every Thursday.

The castle will be closed on selected Fridays during the 2007 season for private functions (1st June/27th July/17th August/24th August/7th September)

Garden and Park closed 25th & 26th December.

Admission charges

Standard admission price for Castle, Park and Gardens:
Adult: £7.80
Child: £4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £19.00
Family (one adult): £11.50
NT members: Free

Standard admission price for Park and Gardens:
Adult: £4.30
Child: £2.20
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £10.50
Family (one adult): £6.30
NT members: Free

Group admission price for the Castle, Park and Gardens:
Adult: £6.80

Discounts available on West Somerset Railway for Dunster Castle Visitors.


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