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Dunster Castle, National Trust

Castle Hill, TA24 6SL


Fortified home of the Luttrells for 600 years, remodelled 100 years ago. Fine 17thC staircase and plaster ceilings. Terrace garden of rare shrubs.

Dunster Castle, National Trust

Dramatically sited on a wooded hill and the fortified home of the Luttrells for 600 years. Remodelled in the 1870s to create a splendid Victorian country house. A fine 17th- century carved staircase and ornate plaster ceilings. Terraced gardens with rare shrubs. From a feudal stronghold to a family home, this magnificent castle has breathtaking views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel.


Discover how the Castle was used in its heyday and how the family hosted grand occasions from society balls to polo matches, with impressive interiors and lavish Victorian decoration. Then enjoy a leisurely stroll through beautiful terraced gardens, with a collection of palms, sub-tropical plants, and the Dunster Lemon tree.

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Opening Hours

January to October


Road Directions

Nearest major road is A39.

Public Transport Directions

Bus/Route No: 398

Route Description: 398 Taunton - Minehead (Approx. every 2 hours, Mon-Sat, not bank holidays)
Proximity to Bus Stop: 100 yards
Disability Access: No
Nearest Mainline station is Taunton.


Dunster Castle, National Trust
Castle Hill
Dunster, Nr Minehead
TA24 6SL
United Kingdom

T: 01643 821314

F: 01643 823000

E: dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

W: nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/

Facebook: @DunsterCastleNT

Twitter: @DunsterCastleNT

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