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“Delightful national trust site”
Review of Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Dunster
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Visited this location and there was ample parking for all. We used the disabled section and we were greeted by the volunteer parking attendant, who told us if we wished we could have complimentary vehicle transfer to the top of the hill. This continued once we got inside the castle to enable seating throughout to give my wife a rest and also stairs more convenient for ease of movability around. The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle is very well preserved and you get a really good feel for the history behind the building.

Al in all a lovely visit.

Thank WorcesterDarby
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

There's so much to do, it's well worth being a NT member so you can return another day. The guides made the rooms interesting and the crypt was particularly fascinating for children (probably not for the faint-hearted!) Lovely views across the Bristol Channel from the grounds and the castle itself. It's also well worth the short walk to Dunster as there's lots more of interest, such as the yarn market and dovecote.

Thank Frank_n_Fair
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

After many many years of wanting to visit Dunster Crescent , I finally fulfilled my wish and I was not disappointed! We walked all the gardens and enjoyed the scenery first off, fabulous scenery , great walks but a lot not ideal for the elderly, small children, wheelchairs or pushchairs, as rough terrain, very steep slopes and steps. The castle was extremely interesting with plenty of history to learn as you walk around each room, fascinating to learn of the secret passage too! Loved it!! Well worth a visit x

Thank frecklefacevick
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

As this is a National Trust property, their members get free entry and parking, but for others it is £2 for the car park and about £6 for a ticket to the grounds and mill (more for entry to the castle itself).

We visited on a damp May day, but still had a good time walking around the castle grounds. We had a pushchair with us, so stuck to the 'easy' routes as highlighted on the map given to us by staff. There are other routes around the ground with steps and slopes that you can tackle if you don't have wheels!

We visited the mill on the way round - it's quite small but it is what it is. There is a small shop where you can buy some flour or jams if you wish.

We also went to the coffee shop - no step-free entrance so the buggy was carried up. Very pleasant inside though.

Once we finished we had a picnic in an adjoining field - there is plenty of space and nice views. A good idea for a nice summers day.

Thank Gedmund
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We didn't arrive here until late morning, so the next time we visit, we'll arrive at opening as there is so much to do.
We were fortunate to have chosen a cracking day for weather to visit, so it was lovely to be outside as well as in.
We did the tour of the Victorian Kitchens which was really interesting but perhaps too long if you have younger children (they left because of boredom).
Some of the rooms allowed interaction which again is great if you have children, otherwise to be constantly told "not to touch" speeds up the rate of boredom.
The games outside were of particular interest as it was hands on and fun. We didn't get a chance to walk to the Mill, Gardens so plenty to do on another visit.,
The staff were lovely throughout the Castle and very passionate about their work which was lovely to see. The gift shop looked great and once again the staff I spoke to were very helpful.
The children also loved the Ghost/Bats area (sorry can't remember the name) as it was very interactive which they found fun and scary.....
I'd certainly recommend a visit and look forward to coming back another time.

Thank TheRovingReporter
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