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Notice: The Watermill is currently closed whilst undergoing urgent conservation works. The ground floor rooms should re open from Easter. We apologise for any disappointment. The Watermill tea room is also currently undergoing urgent upgrade works and will re open daily from Saturday 22nd March. The Camellia House at Dunster Castle is currently open daily for and hot and cold drinks and light refreshments or Dunster village has a range of places to eat and drink. For further updates please contact Dunster Castle on 01643 821314 or check our property website.

Fully restored watermill

A restored 18th-century watermill built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

The mill is set in peaceful surroundings alongside the River Avill and at the entrance to the Dunster Castle River gardens.

The watermill is fully operational. You can often see original milling here and even buy the flour produced.

Note: unlike Dunster Castle, the mill is not managed by the National Trust and so the admission charges apply to all visitors.

Working watermill

Why not come and see how 'green' technology has been utilised for centuries at Dunster working watermill?

Milling around

You can experience the sights and sounds of a working watermill. See how flour is produced as the wheat grain is fed down to the grinding stones before being bagged up to be sold.

Rain or shine?