Dunster Castle - National Trust

Dunster Castle - National Trust
nr Minehead
TA24 6SL

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01643 821314

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01643 823000

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Visitors in the garden at Dunster Castle, Somerset.
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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

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole Property
Adult: £9.30
Child: £4.60
Family (1 adult): £14.50
Family: £22.70
Group adult: £8.50
Group child: n/a

Garden only
Adult: £5.60
Child: £2.80
Family (1 adult): £9.00
Family: £14.00
Group child: n/a


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