Dunster Castle and Gardens - National Trust

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Ancient castle with fine interiors and sub-tropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times. The 13th-century gatehouse survives, but the present building was remodelled in 1868–72 by Antony Salvin for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork of the 17th-century house he adapted can still be seen. There is a sheltered terrace to the south on which tender plants and shrubs grow, and beautiful parkland in which to walk.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.


Whole Property Adult: £10.30 Child: £5.10 Family (1 adult): £16 Family: £25 Group adult: £8.50 Garden only Adult: £6.20 Child: £3.10 Family (1 adult): £9.90 Family: £15.50


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Travel directions:

3 miles south-east of Minehead, off A39

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available

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