Things to see & do

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What's on

An education group at Dunster Castle and Gardens, Somerset

From specialist guided tours of life below stairs to spooky Hallowe'en events, family activities and living history, there is much to discover in our autumn events programme.

Find out more about our upcoming events


Don't miss

  • Breathtaking views across Exmoor and the Bristol Channel
  • The log play area in the River Gardens
  • The 17th-century stables and clatter of hooves
  • The stables shop, for high quality gifts and local products
  • Challenging your friends and family to a game of skittles or giant Jenga on Green Court
  • Taking a seat and relaxing in the Morning Room with the daily papers

Great British Walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

What better way to experience the beautiful colours of autumn than on a Great British Walk? You can choose from hundreds of downloadable trails on our walking map, so grab your boots and start exploring.


Explore the restored 18th-century watermill © Dave Wood

Explore the restored 18th-century watermill


10am - 4.30pm

Visit the fully restored 18th-century working watermill located in our River Gardens. Set in peaceful surroundings by the river Avill it's a lovely spot to watch out for wildlife.

Alternatively pop along to the watermill tea-room for a cream tea or a slice of cake.

A starring role

See Dunster Castle star on BBC Celebrity antiques road trip

See Dunster Castle's historic interiors in the recent series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, starring Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.

Watch the castle's starring role on YouTube


One mile walk

Take a one mile walk around Dunster Castle's beautiful terraced gardens. Starting at the 17th-century stables it will take you up to the highest point of the castle before meandering back.


Get active on our log play area

You'll find plenty of inspiration for getting active with us at Dunster Castle. Join in with our lawn games on Green Court, get competitive on our log play area, or play a tune on the wooden xylophone.