Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday 14 June - Dunster Castle and Village

Dunster Castle occupies a very elevated position above Dunster village and the surrounding area. It was beseiged, and taken after 11 days, by Commonwealth forces during the Civil War. It has been rebuilt and modified over the years and much of the village looks to be older than the castle. A member of the family donated the premises to the National Trust with contents in 1976. We did not see as much of the medieval village as we would have liked as we could not get any nearby parking due both to a lot of bussed tourists and a major archery competion taking place nearby.

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