Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dunster Castle

I don't know how to begin this post.  I could tell you how Dunster Castle was first a moat and bailey castle in Anglo-Saxon times and how a timber castle was built on the site after the Norman Conquest.  In the 12th century, a stone keep was built and the gradual transition from fortress to grand country house began.



I could try to explain the impact Dunster Castle has had all through its long history but all the time my mind just keeps going 'WOW'.  Wow, we are walking through a 13th Century Gate.




Wow, no wonder they call this the 'Dream Garden'



Wow, look at that fabulous view across the Bristol Channel to Wales.



I know, I haven't mentioned the stunning interiors, the ancient watermill, or the charming village of Dunster.  I am still trying to take it all in myself. 



For more information, click on the links below.  If you ever have the opportunity you must visit Dunster Castle.  

CLICK HERE for Dunster Castle Visitor Information

CLICK HERE for a brief history of Dunster Castle

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a lovely day out, I like your new header, is it from your house?

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    1. Yes, the header is a photo of a section of my dinning room dresser complete with a squeaky mouse toy we bought for the cat. He HATES it! ; D

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    1. It is a wonderful and ancient castle full of history.

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