Things to see & do

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50 things

50 things to do

Are you up for our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenge?

You can start right now and tick some of them off your list at Dunster Castle. From stone skimming to tree climbing, you can download the app and start your adventure here.

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


Get active on log play area in the River garden

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.

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.

What's on

From specialist guided tours of life below stairs to sheepdog and falconry displays as well as family activities and living history, there is much to discover in our events programme.