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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 and Gardens are open daily from 10am-5pm. Last entry to the castle is 3.45pm and last entry to the gardens is 4pm. The Stables Shop, Watermill Tearoom, and parkland are open 10am-5pm and the car park is locked at 6pm.
A fortress that became a family home for the Luttrells, who lived at Dunster for 600 years, the castle was extensively remodelled in the 1870s to create a Victorian country house. The castle boasts breath-taking views over Exmoor, Somerset, and the Bristol Channel as well as holding fine interior features such as a fine 17th century carved staircase, ornate plaster ceilings, and rare leather wall hangings.
Discover how Dunster Castle was used in its heyday and how the family hosted grand occasions from society balls to polo matches with the brilliant ‘Chapters’ guide as well as ‘Castle Explorers, available for children. You can then enjoy a leisurely stroll through beautiful terraced gardens with a collection of palms, sub-tropical plants, and the Dunster Lemon tree.
Sited on the River Avill, Dunster Castle is also home to a working watermill that sits within the river gardens. Visit the mill to see the waterwheels in action and even purchase some of the freshly-milled flour. Refreshments are available in the newly-refurbished Watermill Tearoom and also outside the castle in the Tenants’ Hall Café.
Please see our accessibility statement here.
Facilities in addition to those listed below:
Baby changing facilities
Trampers available to book
Car park charge of £5.50 per vehicle per day, £11 for Motor Homes, free for National Trust members.
Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.
Under 5s can enter the property for free.
Baby Changing Facilities
Nearest major road is A39. For sat-nav, use the postcode TA24 6NY
Bus/Route No: 28 (Buses for Somerset) or Exmoor Coaster
Route Description: 28 Taunton - Minehead (Approx. every 2 hours, Mon-Sun)
Proximity to Bus Stop: 100 yards
Disability Access: No
Nearest Mainline station is Taunton.
Castle HillDunster, Nr MineheadTA24 6SLUnited Kingdom
T: 01643 821314
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