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
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.
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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.