Dunster Castle

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

Dunster Castle

Things to see and do

Useful to know

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What's on

Learning how to make seasonal decorations

Decorative festive wreath making workshop at Dunster Castle 

Join us in Tenants' Hall as we light the fire and bring in seasonal greenery from the gardens on-site and locally for these special workshops making beautiful wreaths to adorn your door this Christmas. All materials and tuition provided, these workshops also include a delicious mince pie and hot drink.

Chapters room sheets

A new chapter at Dunster Castle

Immerse yourself in the history of the house and the Luttrell family with our Chapters guide. Discover what happened at dinner when the Maharaja of Jaipur came to stay, and what Alys Luttrell thought of her 1950's kitchen. Pick up a Chapters guide at the castle desk, and return at the end of your visit in the conservatory.

Upcoming events

The Dunster Castle School of Magic Trail: Mythical Beasts

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Have you got the wizarding skills to pass the test?

Ghost Tours

Sat 19 Oct 2019
Dare you join a candle lit tour of the most haunted parts of the castle?

Creepy critters with Exmoor Zoo

Mon 21 Oct 2019
How close dare you get to these creepy critters?

Outdoor photography workshop with Exmoor Photography

Mon 04 Nov 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....

Decorative festive wreath making workshop

Sat 23 Nov 2019
Special workshops led by Botany Exmoor in making beautiful wreaths this festive season. All materials and tuition provided, these workshops also include a delicious mince pie and hot drink.

Dunster Castle at Dunster by Candlelight

Fri 06 Dec 2019
See the ground floor rooms decorated for a family country Christmas and listen to live festive music as part of this annual event in conjunction with Dunster Village.
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Eating and shopping

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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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Visitors in the garden

Group visits to Dunster Castle & Gardens 

Any time is a great time to take your group somewhere special, and we're giving you a helping hand with all the inspiration and information you need to plan your visit.

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Childhood wonder at Knights school

Education visits to Dunster Castle 

From self-guided visits to experienced volunteer-led learning sessions, Dunster Castle has over 1000 years of history to share with you, however you choose to visit.