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An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens
Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.
The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.
The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor.
Why not always have the visitor information for Dunster Castle at your fingertips, by downloading our Welcome leaflet (pdf).
Festive house opening
Sat 14, Sun 15, Sat 21, Sun 22 Dec, 11am-3pm
See the house festively decorated for a family Christmas with an 8ft tree in the Inner Hall, crackers on the dining table and Santa hidden in the Library.
Normal garden admission applies plus £2 adult, £1 child. National Trust members free.
Sunhat or wellies?
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