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Dunster Castle, National Trust

Castle Hill, TA24 6SL

Dunster Castle, National Trust

Description

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 , Somerset, and the Bristol Channel.

For more information on our Gardens, please see here.

 

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.

Please see our accessibility statement here.


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Opening Hours

January to October

(Opening)
 

Pricing

Whole site: 16 Febuary - 3 November 2019
  Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family (1 Adult) £21.50 £19.50
 

Car park charge of £5 per vehicle per day, £10 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. 

Facilities

ACCESSIBILITY

    CHILDREN & INFANTS

      ESTABLISHMENT FEATURES

        • Baby Changing Facilities

        • Braille

        • Disabled toilets

        • Toilets

        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.


        Contact

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


        T: 01643 821314

        E: dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

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

        Facebook: @DunsterCastleNT/

        Twitter: @DunsterCastleNT

        Instagram: @dunstercastlent/



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