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Dunster Castle

Castle entrance to far right
Cas­tle entrance to far right

A cas­tle has exist­ed for over 1,000 years at the top of a hill in Dun­ster Vil­lage, near Mine­head, Eng­land in the west coun­ty of Som­er­set — ini­tial­ly as a Sax­on fortress and lat­er a coun­try house in the Vic­to­ri­an era. The old­est sur­viv­ing part of ear­li­er build­ings is the 13th cen­tu­ry gate­way. The view from the top of the grounds is the Bris­tol Chan­nel and across to Wales.