Dunster Castle

Important notice -

Please be aware that Tenants' Hall is currently closed. As part of the Victorian renovations there is a set of arches which are showing signs of cracking, causing water damage. To address this the team are making repairs and improving the drainage.

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens

Delve deeper into the castle

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What's on

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle: Under the Sheets

Thu 21 Feb 2019
The dust cloths will be out, the scaffolding up and the collection seen as never before.

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sat 02 Mar 2019
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.

Outdoor photography workshop with Exmoor Photography

Mon 04 Mar 2019
So you've got the camera but aren't sure how to get the best out of it? then this workshop is for you....

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: a rabbit's tale

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Head down the rabbit hole and follow this year's Cadbury Easter egg Hunt around the garden.

Have-a-go archery

Sun 07 Apr 2019
How good is your aim?

Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison

Sat 04 May 2019
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays.
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Couple leaving Dunster Castle

Get married at Dunster Castle 

Celebrate your special day with us, get in touch to find out how we can accommodate your party.

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Get involved

A team of volunteers in the garden

Volunteer at Dunster Castle 

There are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer at Dunster Castle. Why not get in touch with our friendly team to find out what opportunities might suit you.

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A school visit trying on hats in the Tenants' Hall

School visits to Dunster Castle 

We offer a range of inspiring and engaging learning experiences with links to the National Curriculum for history, literacy, maths, science and art.

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Art and collections

The leather hangings

The Leather Hangings 

Of international significance and the only collection of their type in the United Kingdom, these painted leather hangings are arguably the rarest and most important pieces in Dunster’s collection.