Monday, 3 November 2008

Autumnal Dunster Castle

Last week we visited Dunster Castle in Somerset. We had spent a really fun weekend with friends, and stopped by the castle on our way home. The castle and the views were really beautiful, and it was a lovely autumnal day. Here are a few pictures. Some information about Dunster castle: It's set in the medieval Exmoor village Dunster, near Minehead. The village and the castle originated from the Bronze and Iron Age, all though it is unclear exactly when it was created. It is first recorded in the Domesday book.

Over the years the castle underwent many modifications and rebuilds, and today is a mix and match of the various parts. There is lots of beautiful furniture to admire, and some very ornate plasterwork ceilings. The true gem is the outside. The castle is set on a hill above the village, meaning there are stunning views of the surrounding countryside and the beach. Click below to view a slideshow of the images above.
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