Dunster Castle and Gardens - National Trust

Dunster Castle and Gardens - National Trust
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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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole Property
Adult: £10.30
Child: £5.10
Family (1 adult): £16
Family: £25
Group adult: £8.50

Garden only
Adult: £6.20
Child: £3.10
Family (1 adult): £9.90
Family: £15.50


  • National Trust
Getting there

3 miles south-east of Minehead, off A39

Collection details


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Big bugs and Creepy Crawlies

  • 25 — 30 October 2014

How close dare you get to these big bugs and creepy crawlies?

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges apply, National Trust members free.


Spooks in the garden

After Dark

  • 28 October 2014 6-8pm

Experience our ghostly gardens walk (self led) and dont forget your torch!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


Child £2.00
Adult £4
National Trust members free

ghost in corridor

Ghost Tours

  • 29 October 2014 6:15pm-9:45am
  • 31 October 2014 6:15-11pm

Dare you join our tours of the most haunted parts of the Castle?

Pre-booking is essential

Suitable for

  • Any age


Child £6.00
Adult £12.00


Getting there

3 miles south-east of Minehead, off A39