If there’s one Exmoor attraction that gives you a glimpse of the area’s history it’s Dunster Castle. This Somerset treasure overlooks the Exmoor landscape from high above on a leafy hill, a site which has been home to a castle since Norman times.
A day at Dunster Castle includes the mysterious ruined tower, romantic medieval gatehouse and spectacular views of Exmoor from the castle’s vantage point. If you visit during season you can take advantage of the costumed guided tours which bring the castle to life and reveal its darkest secrets. The castle grounds are just as mesmerising as its inside, as they're home to subtropical gardens and (if you time your visit right) carpets of bluebells and riverside walks.
Dogs are welcome throughout the gardens but owners are asked to keep them on leads.