Things to see & do

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50 things to do before you're 11¾

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, start your adventure at Dunster.

Don't miss

  • Enjoy breathtaking views across Exmoor and the Bristol Channel
  • Look out for our exciting new 'Chapters' project in the house and see how our rooms evolve to reflect the stories of the family
  • Step inside the crypt to explore our exciting new exhibition space
  • Get active on the log play area in the River Gardens
  • Explore the 17th-century stables and listen for the clatter of hooves
  • Visit the shop for high quality gifts and local products


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 the Green court and croquet on the Keep garden, or get competitive on our log play area.

Enjoy the fragrance of wild garlic in the gardens at Dunster Castle © Sophie Scott

Enjoy the fragrance of wild garlic in the gardens at Dunster Castle

Spring walk

This spring take a lovely walk and enjoy dramatic views from our terraced gardens.

Bring along your walking boots or wellies and explore the gardens and 17th-century stables, before finding a cosy pub or tea-room in the pretty village of Dunster to warm up and refuel.

In the castle

  • Unlock the stories behind each room with our Chapters project © Jane Honess

    A new Chapter

    Take our exciting new 'Chapters' tour and discover the tales of Castle life across the ages.

  • A starring role

    See Dunster Castle's historic interiors star in the recent series of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip...

One mile walk

This winter why not take our very own 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 really is something for everyone at Dunster Castle.