Yesterday we went out for the day to Dunster Castle. It’s a National Trust place near Minehead in Somerset :)
The castle is on a hill overlooking Dunster Village below, and it’s on the site where a wooden castle was originally.
Dunster Castle was originally a defensive structure, it was modernised in the 1600s and 1700s, and eventually converted into more of a manor house style in the 1800s
Most of the castle and its gardens are open to the public (you need to buy an entrance ticket though), with original furnishings on display inside, lots of walks around the grounds outside, and some brilliant views of the surrounding countryside ^^
It was really nice to visit on a warm sunny day, and there are plenty of spots to sit down and have a picnic ;)
Around the gardens and grounds there are some really unusual looking plants and flowers….no idea where they were imported from, or what they are, but they’re very interesting to look at :P
Right outside the castle grounds is the village of Dunster. It’s fairly small, but very nice to walk around and look in the shops…..There are plenty of cafes selling cream teas too ;P