Dunster Castle

Local nameDunster Castle
LocationDunster, United Kingdom

Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster, Somerset, England. The castle lies on the top of a steep hill called the Tor, and has been fortified since the late Anglo-Saxon period. After the Norman conquest of England in the 11th century, William de Mohun constructed a timber castle on the site as part of the pacification of Somerset. A stone shell keep was built on the motte by the start of the 12th century, and the castle survived a siege during the early years of the Anarchy. At the end of the 14th century the de Mohuns sold the castle to the Luttrell family, who continued to occupy the property until the late 20th century.

The castle was expanded several times by the Luttrell family during the 17th and 18th centuries; they built a large manor house within the Lower Ward of the castle in 1617, and this was extensively modernised, first during the 1680s and then during the 1760s.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunster_Castle

Official Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstercastle/

More information http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-dunstercastle.htm

Email dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Phone +44 1643 823 004

Address Dunster TA24 6, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°10'53.696" N -3°26'40.255" E

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