Eating & shopping

Retail therapy in our stables shop

Explore our 17th-century stables shop © Jane Honess

Explore our 17th-century stables shop

Open daily, 10am - 5pm

Explore the atmospheric 17th-century stables and visit the shop for high quality, original gifts and local products.

Our shop is brimming with beautiful things, so you are sure to find something to tempt you, whether it's a treat for yourself or a gorgeous gift for a friend.

From our garden to yours

Plant sales at Dunster Castle and Gardens © Jane Honess

Plant sales at Dunster Castle and Gardens

Pick up a plant grown by the Dunster Castle gardens team from our plant trolley by the Stables Shop. All species can be found in the gardens and have been lovingly grown by the team.

By choosing our plants, you are helping to support our conservation programme, ensuring Dunster Castle and Gardens are fit for future generations to enjoy.

Take a break at the Camellia House

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the Camellia House © Jane Honess

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the Camellia House

Open daily, 10am - 5pm

Enjoy a drink and a well-earned slice of cake in the Camellia House on the South Terrace.

With magnificent views to the rolling Exmoor and Quantock hills beyond, you'll find it hard to imagine a more perfect setting.

Autumn products

A tempting display of spring products in the Dunster Castle shop

This autumn find the perfect present amongst blankets, beautiful scarfs, great garden gifts and a selection of intriguing books. With great bargains to be had, there's plenty to tempt you.

Handy history guide

Find out more about Dunster Castle with our guidebook

Get the most from your visit to Dunster Castle and Gardens with our new souvenir guidebook. With beautiful colour photographs, reconstruction drawings, historical images and a tour of the castle, it is a great momento of your day.

Watermill tea-room

The peaceful gardens in the Water Mill tea room

Open daily, 10am - 5pm

For something more substantial try the Watermill tea-room at the bottom of our river gardens. The tea-room serves a great selection of locally sourced food which will have your tastebuds dancing.

Fab flavours

Discover Granny Gothards' delicious range of locally made ice creams and sorbets. With flavours galore to tantalise your tastebuds one won't be enough.

Tea-room or picnic?

Alfresco dining

Relax and enjoy your picnic at picnic benches at Dunster Castle © Amanda Harman Photography

Feel free to picnic anywhere in the grounds, or there's a designated picnic area with benches near our car park.

Pick up a picnic

Dunster Castle picnic avaible to book via the West Somerset Railway © Seamus Rogers

Travel on the Dunster Castle Express and book a homemade picnic lunch to enjoy in the castle gardens. Please note picnics are booked through the West Somerset Railway.

Visit Dunster village

Explore the village of Dunster, Somerset © Seamus Rogers

The picturesque and historic village of Dunster is well worth exploring, with its range of shops and places to eat and drink.