Dunster Castle, Dunster

A medieval castle and manor house, Dunster Castle has been gradually redecorated over the years in an effort to restore the former glory of its rooms. You'll see reproductions of the original wallpaper, furniture, and building materials, all created through the meticulous effort of the National Trust. Not much of the original medieval castle still stands, with the exception of the Great Gatehouse and the 13th-century gate. Popular artifacts include a Tudor copy of the allegorical portrait of Sir John Luttrell and a sequence of leather tapestries depicting Antony and Cleopatra. Music lovers are often intrigued by a piano that once belonged to Vivian Ellis. Outside, bask under the leaves of the strawberry tree collection in the gardens. By using our Dunster trip maker website, you can arrange your visit to Dunster Castle and other attractions in Dunster.
Create an itinerary including Dunster Castle
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Dunster Castle Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,425 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Even on the coldest days like today you get the full benefit off wondering even more about how these knights, kings, ordinary people survived in the bitter winters which for me added another...  more »
  • We had a day trip here as on our way to watchet. The grounds were amazing lovely place to walk have a picnic and look in the castle. Lovely tea room.  more »
Google
  • Extensive beautiful grounds - we didn't have time to see everything. Watermill a lovely bonus feature! Plenty to keep the little ones interested. Only complaint is the tea rooms are very small with a very limited menu so we would eat in the village another time.
  • Amazing, did a special Dunster Uncovered tour which was well worthwhile! Went all around in places we have never seen before! The tour guide was fantastic and funny which made it better! Lovely gardens and an all round great experience. Definitely worth a return visit!
Places to stay near Dunster Castle

Plan your trip to Dunster

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Dunster

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.6
Duration:30​min
3.9
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Dunster

3.7
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Dunster

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.3
Duration:30​min
4.3
Duration:30​min
3.7
Duration:2​h

Historic Sites in Dunster

4.2
Duration:30​min

Nearby attractions in Dunster

4.6
Duration:2​h 30​min