DiCamillo Companion
England

Dunster Castle

  • Earlier Houses: A castle has existed here since at least Norman times.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The 13th century gatehouse is extant. Dunster Castle is home to the National Collection of Strawberry Trees and Britain's oldest lemon tree.

  • Architect: William Arnold

    Date: Circa 1617
    Designed: Remodeled South Side

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    Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Date: 1868–72
    Designed: Remodeled House for Luttrell family

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 207, 1853.

    Country Life: XIV, 686, 1903. Jul 16 & 23, 1987.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Famous Five" (1996-97 - TV series). "It's Not Easy Being Green" (2009 - BBC TV documentary, episode 3.5).
  • Past Seat / Home of: Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01643-821-314

    Fax: 01643-823-000

    Email: dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No