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Dunster Castle 3/7

Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster and lies on the top of a steep hill called the Tor, and has been fortified since the late Anglo-Saxon period. To one side of the main castle building is this smaller turreted building which at one time was the gatehouse.

 

Dunster Castle 3/7

Dunster Castle is a former motte and bailey castle, now a country house, in the village of Dunster and lies on the top of a steep hill called the Tor, and has been fortified since the late Anglo-Saxon period. To one side of the main castle building is this smaller turreted building which at one time was the gatehouse.

 

comments (21)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 14 Aug 2013, 00:36
I was patiently waiting for this shot Brian and I was not disappointed. Stunning capture of the castle. smile
Brian Walbey: Well it's only the gatehouse Frances, the main castle was behind me, but it is a lovely little building.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Aug 2013, 00:37
This little gatehouse looks like the real deal, Brian.
Brian Walbey: In good condition isn't it.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Aug 2013, 01:59
Love the texture of this image
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
Very nice photo, Brian! I really like this view!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
I like your point of view of the castle in this image Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2013, 06:32
The gatehouse is grand enough, let alone the actual castle!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chris, the main building is behind me in this shot.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Aug 2013, 07:32
This looks like a castle should look like. I love the brickwork. What a delightful place.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Astrid.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 14 Aug 2013, 07:33
I seem to rememeber that the whole place was in an excellent state of repair, like this, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is in fine fettle, thanks to the NT.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Aug 2013, 07:50
The gatehouse! Unbelievable, Brian. Can you imagine as a kid playing there!
Brian Walbey: I can imagine Ginnie, a fine place to play goodies and baddies! Bags I'm the hero smile
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 14 Aug 2013, 09:05
I wonder if they did a lot of gardening in those days Brian.
Brian Walbey: I doubt it very much Chad.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 14 Aug 2013, 10:47
This is a gorgeous shot. I'm not sure what it would be like to live in it though. It is pretty.
Brian Walbey: It would have been the gatehouse soldiers who lived in here while the important people lived in the castle which was behind me.
I love the brickwork
Brian Walbey: A real mix of stones isn't it.
  • Tony
  • uk
  • 14 Aug 2013, 12:47
Beautiful building. Well captured with excellent colour and details.
Brian Walbey: It is Tom, thanks.
A fine building, everywhere looks well kept
Brian Walbey: Yes the National Trust look after this place very well.
The gatehouse looks bigger than most houses today Brian.
Brian Walbey: Well I reckon it's bigger than my house Bill.
  • emma
  • France
  • 14 Aug 2013, 14:28
Merveilleux petit ch√Ęteau !
qui donne envie de venir...

Cordialement
Emma
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine little part of the whole building, this was the gatehouse at one time. Many thanks for your comment Emma.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Aug 2013, 15:16
I'd like a gatehouse like that. I could pour boiling oil over people trying to push pizza leaflets through my door smile
Brian Walbey: Or double glazing or electric/gas supply salesmen as well!
It looks very well maintained, good view Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes the NT seem to be making a good job of looking after Dunster.
The gatehouse is the epitome of what I, as a child, imagined a castle to be, Brian. What a charmer!
Brian Walbey: Indeed Beverly, I wonder what it was like for the soldiers who had to live in it.
Looks rather like a Victorian folly, but I guess it isn't smile
Brian Walbey: No I think it's the real thing Tom.
Great shot. I have seen it from afar but didn't actually visit
Brian Walbey: Well worth a visit if you travel that way again Janet.

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