Fodor's Expert Review Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle/Palace/Chateau Fodor's Choice

A 13th-century fortress remodeled in 1868, Dunster Castle dominates the village from its site on a hill. Parkland and unusual gardens with subtropical plants surround the building, which has fine plaster ceilings, stacks of family portraits (including one by Joshua Reynolds), 17th-century Dutch leather hangings, and a magnificent 17th-century oak staircase. The climb to the castle from the parking lot is steep.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Off A39
Dunster, Somerset  TA24 6SL, England


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £10; gardens only, £6.80, £11.60; gardens only, £6.80, Closed late Oct.–mid-Dec.

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