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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 finger tips, by downloading our Welcome leaflet (pdf)
Join us this season
Come and visit us for free this weekend on 20 and 21 April. Simply download your free visit voucher by clicking on the link below. We look forward to seeing you.
Siege and surrender experience
9 April, 14, 28 May, 11 June, 23 and 30 July
11.30am & 2pm
Join our Civil War soldiers for demonstrations of life as a soldier during a siege. Normal admission plus £3.50 adult, £2 child (inc members). Booking essential on 01643 821...
Civil War weekend
4, 5 and 6 May
Join the Taunton garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry and musket displays with cannon and a living history encampment of the English Civil War. Normal admission applies (members free).