Dunster Castle



A great day out for all the family and just 20 minutes away, The Royal Oak Inn is one of the best hotels near Dunster Castle and a wonderful base from which to explore the best of the region. This ancient castle offers incredible views across Exmoor and sits nestled amongst its own subtropical gardens. Keep an eye on the Dunster Castle website as there are events throughout the year, including open-air theatre productions.

The castle itself has over 1000 years of history and many tales to tell, passing from family to family before becoming home to the Luttrells in 1376. Over 600 years, various generations of the Luttrells transitioned the home from its original status as a medieval stronghold into a comfortable yet grand family home.