The Tor at Dunster has been home to a castle for more than 1000 years. During Saxon times, the spectacular hilltop location served as a frontier fortress against Celtic and Viking raiders. It is recorded in the Domesday Book as being owned by the Saxon Aelfric before 1066.
Following the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror granted Dunster to the Norman warlord William de Mohun. He and his descendants owned the castle for more than 300 hundred years.
- Romantic castle with turrets and towers
- Remodelled in the 19th century, but an important fortress for more than 1,000 years
- Dramatic hilltop location with sweeping views over Exmoor and the Bristol Channel
- Terraced gardens with subtropical plants
- Home to the National Collection of strawberry trees
Winner of Sandford Award 2004, 2009.
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