Dunster Castle

Magnolia flowers in front of the Castle

Important notice -

Dunster Working Watermill is currently undergoing essential internal conservation work over Thursday 23 and Friday 24 February, meaning the Watermill be closed to visitors over both these days. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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

Dunster Castle

Things to see and do

Dunster Castle

What's on 

An owl flying in front of the Castle

What's on 

See what events are coming up at Dunster Castle.

Upcoming events

A trail of tales - family trail

Fri 24 Feb 2017
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sat 04 Mar 2017
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Follow the trail around the garden and solve the clues to claim your chocolate bunny prize.

'Have a go' Archery

Sun 02 Apr 2017
How good are you with bow and arrow? Try your hand at archery on the Green Court.

Victorian Falconry

Wed 05 Apr 2017
Period Victorian dog and hawk demonstrations.

Civil War Weekend

Sat 29 Apr 2017
Step back in time with Taunton Garrison.
Dunster Castle

Eating and shopping

Dunster Castle

Venue hire

A bride and Groom are showered with confetti outside Tenants Hall

Hold a special event with us 

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

Dunster Castle

Get involved

A team of volunteers in the garden

Become a friend of the castle 

There are lots of ways to get involved as a volunteer at Dunster Castle.

Dunster Castle


A school visit trying on hats in the Tenants' Hall

School visits to Dunster Castle 

We’ve got over 1000 years of history at Dunster Castle which means we’ve got lots to share with you on a school visit.