Dunster Castle

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Dunster Castle: Ancient castle with fine interiors and subtropical gardens including the National Collection of strawberry trees

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Subtropical garden:5.9/10
Stone castle:7.9/10
Popularity rank: #441


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This ancient site, has the reputation of being the haunt of many ghosts. The shop is housed in part of the 17th-century stable block, and this area seems especially prone to supernatural happenings. Staff report occasional sightings of a man dressed in green who passes the door of the shop and proceeds down the stable block blithely ignoring their questions, only to disappear without trace. There is also accounts of a mysterious green light that floats from the front door to the far end of the stable block, and staff are aware of a presence in the stock room opposite the shop. Visitors often comment on a sense of menace at this end of the building. On five separate occasions, visitors who have felt uneasy have specifically asked if anyone had been murdered here, and one lady was adamant that two people had been murdered in the stables.


How to get here


Having its own exit on the A39 Bridgwater to Minehead road. From the Bridgwater direction (travelling west), its on your left just before the turning for Dunster.


Opening times (Castle and gardens, 14 March - 1 November):
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM-11:00 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening times (Castle and Park, 1 February - 31 January):
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Address: Dunster Castle, Dunster, nr Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6SL, UK
Phone: +44 1643 823004 (Infoline), +44 1643 821314
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