Dunster Castle - National Trust
Dunster is situated in the sweeping hills of the Exmoor National Park and offers a good selection of restaurants, pubs and tearooms offering a wide range of culinary delights with local Exmoor produce. With over 200 listed buildings, Dunster is preserved so that generations to come can enjoy the historic qualities of this unique village.
Dunster has a wealth of historic buildings, from the National Trust's 11th century Dunster Castle to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the High Street, which was a focal point for the old Exmoor wool and cloth trade. Of course if it is quality shopping you are looking for then you will be spoilt for choice with an abundance of exclusive galleries, shops selling gifts, toys, hand-made confectionery, clothing, designer jewellery, antiques, second hand and new books, local arts and crafts, and much, much more. Dunster shops strive to achieve quality, offer the unusual and provide a truly unique shopping experience.
Dramatically 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. Home of the Luttrell family for more than 600 years, the present building was remodelled in 1868-72 by Antony Salvin. The fine oak staircase and plasterwork ceiling he adapted can still be seen. Visitors can relax on the sunny sheltered terrace, which is home to a variety of subtropical plants and the National Collection of Strawberry Trees. Magnificent views over the surrounding countryside add to the ambience.
This property is owned by the National Trust. Members pay coach only.
Depart for home Approx. 17.30
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.