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National Trust's Dunster Castle

  • 4.7

  • from 6372 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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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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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 6372 Google reviews

Liz Bird

11 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.

Liz Glen

3 months ago


A very beautiful area, with imposing Castle and grounds, a medieval village street, and a working watermill. The grounds are especially picturesque in Autumn, with beautiful views from the castle terrace across the rolling Somerset hills and towards the Bristol Channel. The terrace cafe was a really great find, with a very friendly cafe manager and delicious scones. The castle had the most unique collection of Wall hangings of painted leather. They look like tapestries at first glance but take a closer look to see their outstanding craftsmanship. The staff at the watermill were so friendly and informative. A lovely day out.

julie nicholas

8 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.

Susan “Choc” Lockyear

3 months ago


Well worth a visit. There are 17 rooms depicting various times through the centuries that you can view. The gardens are grown on the steep hill leading up to the Castle so can be difficult if you are a wheelchair user but it is do-able. There is a plenty to see and enjoy


10 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.

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01643 821314

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