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Dunster Castle, Dunster

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
A medieval castle and manor house, Dunster Castle has been gradually redecorated over the years in an effort to restore the former glory of its rooms. You'll see reproductions of the original wallpaper, furniture, and building materials, all created through the meticulous effort of the National Trust. Not much of the original medieval castle still stands, with the exception of the Great Gatehouse and the 13th-century gate. Popular artifacts include a Tudor copy of the allegorical portrait of Sir John Luttrell and a sequence of leather tapestries depicting Antony and Cleopatra. Music lovers are often intrigued by a piano that once belonged to Vivian Ellis. Outside, bask under the leaves of the strawberry tree collection in the gardens. By using our Dunster trip maker website, you can arrange your visit to Dunster Castle and other attractions in Dunster.
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  • Amazing property but even more so to me as George Luttrell and his wife, Lady Joan Stukeley are my 12th great grandparents on my maternal side. Would love to visit and spend more time next time.  more »
  • I would like to to visit again some day it was a great experience I didn't know it was haunted until we were in higher part or the castle going from one room up three steps I stopped because I senced....  more »
  • Extensive beautiful grounds - we didn't have time to see everything. Watermill a lovely bonus feature! Plenty to keep the little ones interested. Only complaint is the tea rooms are very small with a very limited menu so we would eat in the village another time.
  • Amazing, did a special Dunster Uncovered tour which was well worthwhile! Went all around in places we have never seen before! The tour guide was fantastic and funny which made it better! Lovely gardens and an all round great experience. Definitely worth a return visit!
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