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Dunster Castle and Gardens

An ancient castle and a comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Home to the Luttrell family for over 600 years there's over 1000 years of history to discover.

With 1,000 years of history the castle has plenty of great stories to tell. The Luttrells who were last family to live here moved in in 1376 and out in 1976, and changed a medieval stronghold into a comfortable family home.

Move through time from the 13th century gateway complete with iron bound doors to the 1950s Blue Kitchen. Discover the rare leather hangings that tell the tale of Antony and Cleopatra and have a game of snooker in the Billiard room. Admire the 16th century carved staircase and plaster ceilings which were designed to impress and then relax in the Morning room with a newspaper. Families can follow the free family trail around the castle.

Spend time amongst the fragrant hyacinths on the South Terrace in the spring or tropical planting in the summer before exploring the wooded pathways which lead to the gently flowing river Avill in the River Gardens. Discover a diverse range of wildlife amongst the open parkland and wooded areas and take in the views of rolling hills and the Bristol Channel.

You can wander down to the working watermill and see the wheels turning, let the kids loose in the natural play area or brand new for 2016 descend the steps into the Victorian reservoir.

Events are happening throughout the year so for more information please visit our website.

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