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National Trust's Dunster Castle

  • 4.7

  • from 6256 Google reviews

A castle on top of a building
A castle on top of a building

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About the garden

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens.

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Useful details

Garden area

17 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Somerset, TA24 6SL

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TA24 6SL
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 6256 Google reviews

Liz Bird

7 months ago


Nice castle with good views to the surrounding area. Good selection of rooms to visit. The gardens were nice to walk around and the watermill was very interesting. It was quiet and peaceful. Some steep paths and steps. We were there for around 4 hours.

julie nicholas

4 months ago


Beautiful gardens, well planted on a very steep plot, surrounding the castle. Castle is well worth a visit inside (the great views, 'modern' kitchen & leather room are highlights) and the village is lovely too. Quite a steep walk from the carpark up to the castle, they helpfully provide a courtesy electric van for those with mobility problems, with wheelchair lift.


6 months ago


Beautiful!! We have never been to Dunster or the castle before and absolutely loved it. It was a beautiful day, there was so much to see and explore and it was so well looked after. Didn't manage inside the castle but as national trust members we can use our cards to go back again and see inside. So recommend visiting.

Jason Organ

6 months ago


Had a great trip to Dunster castle. although the carpark was a little busy it was not too busy on site. As National Trust members it was all free, would recommend everyone to join. Really helpful guide at the front reception desk who gave us the best route for mobility impaired. Went also to the new cafe at the mill, great food. Highly recommended a visit.

Jeanette Gill

5 months ago


Absolutely loved this place. It's beautiful, and the gardens are gorgeous. Love the fact that people live within the walls of the castle. You might struggle if you're not fully able, as the access into the castle at one point is really steep.

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01643 821314

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