21 Sep 2015

Revisiting Dunster castle...


 We took a trip over the moor to Dunster castle again,
but this time didn't go into the castle itself!!!

Instead we walked round part of the grounds and made our
way down to the working Watermill



 This part of the gardens has a lot of plants like
ornamental banana plants, large grasses, bamboo
and the occasional wooden sculpture















 A sign that this is getting to be the end of Summer here -
the hydrangeas are starting to go over...













Even the path back to the castle took us 
above the mill with great views...





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18 comments:

  1. I remember going there too, a few years back. Fascinating place, especially the mill.

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    1. Glad you know this place too...yes, it is fascinating and so pleased the National Trust preserve it, they do one heck of a job don't they :-)

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  2. Like stepping back in time

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    1. It was CJ, and the atmosphere of the place was perfect.

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  3. What a fantastic place to visit and nice to see they keep the mill working to this day.

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    1. It surprised us at just how much work was done to preserve it. Fantastic to actually see the mill wheel turning.

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  4. Yeah, another great tour to a lovely place! I love it, especially the mill!

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    1. We loved the mill too. It is within the grounds of the castle, a little gem tucked away.

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    1. It was lovely to walk through all those gorgeous plants.

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  6. what a beautiful, serene place!! thanks for the pics!

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    1. Yes, it was very serene Sue...somewhere we will be returning to again I'm sure.

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  7. You are so lucky to have these places to visit!

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    1. They're a national treasure that's for sure :-)

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  8. Fascinating photos ~ outside is lovely and bet it was delightful this time of year!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    1. Thanks Carol...this time of year the schools have gone back, so visiting places is a lot less crowded :-)

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  9. I've often seen Dunster Castle from a distance when on the way to Minehead but have never visited, well, I don't think so anyway. Maybe when I was little. So it's nice to have a stroll around the grounds with you.

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    1. We were like that too over the years...there it sits on the hill as you drive past. Glad we decided to make it a visit a while back and then the other day go back again for another look around. Lovely grounds plus lovely inside the castle too, not all NT places have both parts that are good to see.

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