Dunster Castle and Gardens, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SL

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

Opening Times

  • Sunday 13 September: 1000-1600

Booking Details

No booking required


The castle is situated on a steep hill and some paths are steep however we offer a courtesy vehicle from the reception building to the castle and provide a map with clearly marked accessible routes. A personal mobility vehicle is also available. Castle: on a steep slope. Steps to ground floor. Stairs to other floors. Limited access via mobile stairclimber. Please telephone in advance to check availability and suitability of stairclimber .

Additional information

An orienteering trail is available (a charge applies).


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Date last modified: 6th July 2015 at 16:22

North Front of Dunster Castle

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