The castle at Dunster
With 1,000 years of history the castle has plenty of great stories to tell. The last family to live here, the Luttrells, moved in in 1376 and out in 1976, and changed a medieval stronghold into a comfortable family home.
Visiting the castle at Dunster
The dramatic castle full of history is open daily, 10am-4pm. There is a one-way route to follow, and visits are limited to ensure social distancing; entry to the castle is not guaranteed on the day you visit; a queuing system will be in place. In line with government guidance, you're required to wear a face covering inside. Please bring one with you.
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A world-class view
Rare leather hangings
One of the glories of the castle collection, the Leather Gallery is dedicated to a leather hanging of European importance and depicts the love story of Antony and Cleopatra. The lights in the room have recently been changed to LED bulbs which bring out the intricacies and craftsmanship in this seventeenth-century work of art.