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Dunster Castle & Gardens
Address

Dunster
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 6SL

Telephone
01643 821314
Website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercas...
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Opening Times

Shop, garden and park open 1 January to 9 March
Mon-Sun: 11:00-16:00

Open 10 March to 4 November
Castle Mon-Sun: 11:00-17:00
Shop, garden and park Mon-Sun: 10:00-17:00

Shop, garden and park open 5 November to 31 December
Mon-Sun: 11:00-16:00

Last entry to castle one hour before closing

Pricing

Castle and garden
Adults: £9.30 (£10.30 with Gift Aid)
Children: £4.60 (£5.10 with Gift Aid)
Family: £22.70 (£25.00 with Gift Aid)
Family with 1 adult: £14.50 (£16.00 with Gift Aid)
Groups: £8.50 (15+)
Members: Free

Garden only
Adults: £5.60 (£6.20 with Gift Aid)
Children: £2.80 (£3.10 with Gift Aid)
Family: £14.00 (£15.50 with Gift Aid)
Family with 1 adult: £9.00 (£9.90 with Gift Aid)
Members: Free

Discounts available with a valid West Somerset Railway ticket. Price includes 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation; visitors can however choose to pay the standard admission charge

fFom the 18th April 2014 the ticket will also include entry to the Water Mill

 

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

Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.

The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.

The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor.

Don't Miss!

Don't Miss!

A 400-year-old set of Dutch leather hangings that cover all four walls of the castle's gallery. They show the tragic love story of Anthony and Cleopatra.

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Learning

Behind the scenes guided tours and re-enactments, costumed interpreters as well as information for teachers and pupils. Interpretation panels and garden exhibition on site.

Please contact the Learning Officer on 01643 823006 or [email protected] for more information.

Research

The Castle can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection, local history and family history.

Please contact the Learning Officer on 01643 823006 or [email protected] for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

Civil Weddings can be held at the Castle in either the Tenants hall, which seats 60 guests, or The Inner and Outer Hall, which seats 80. Civil Ceremonies can take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm or 3pm between November and February, subject to availability.

To enquire about using the space for your event please contact the Wedding and Functions Manager for more information on 01643 821314.


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