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Shop, Garden & Park 2016
5th March - 30th October - 10am - 5pm
31st October - 31st December - 11am - 4pm
Garden and park closed 25-27 Dec.
Last admission 30mins before closing
Castle & Watermill 2016
5th March - 30th October - 11am - 5pm
4th December - 18th December - 2pm-7pm
June and July
Gift Aid Admission: adult £11.40, child £5.70, family £28.40, family (1 adult) £18.20.
Garden only: adult £8.00, child £4.00, family £20.00, family (1 adult) £12.50.
Discounts available with a valid West Somerset Railway ticket
Plants for sale in summer only.
Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens; Romantic castle with turrets and towers; Remodelled in the 19th century, but an important fortress for over 1,000 years; Dramatic hilltop location with sweeping views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel; Terraced gardens with subtropical plants.
Luttrell Arms Yarn Market Hotel
The Foresters Arms Stags head
Dunster Minehead 2 miles Taunton 15 miles
The gardens are 17 acres in size and are testament to the planting of generations of the Luttrell family.
The Keep Garden is oval in shape with borders of cistus, hebes, day lilies and sedums. The terrace's south eastern aspect and the shelter afforded it by the house creates a micro-climate. A line of towering trachycarpus fortunei border the South Terrace path. Along Mill Walk can be seen blue hydrangeas, a small collection of foxglove trees, towering wellingtonia, as well as Japanese cedar and metasequoia. There is also a notable collection of citrus plants, though sadly the old lemon tree has succumbed.
Direct website link: u003Chttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastleu003Ewww.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastle - with new garden section.
Keep garden was a bowling green from 1870-1900. The castle and grounds were owned by the Luttrell family for generations.