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
Open 10am - 3pm every weekend, last entry at 2.45pm (please allow time to walk up the hill).
For February half-term (19 - 27 Feb) and from Monday 21 March, the castle will be open daily.
Take time to explore the impressive interior of the castle, where volunteers are on hand to answer any questions and bring the rooms to life. Large bags may need to be deposited at the entrance to protect the collection.
Keep an eye out for our spotter trails. Currently Percy the Park Keeper's friends are hiding around the house. See if you can find them all!
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.