Dunster Castle and Watermill

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment, booking is essential at weekends when the garden and café are open. You don't need to book to visit the parkland at Dunster Castle during the week.

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

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Dunster Castle and Watermill

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting 

The parkland and car park are open daily. At weekends the garden, toilets and café (takeaway only) are also open. Booking is essential for weekend visits however there is no need to book to visit Monday - Friday (parkland only).

From Thursday 3 December, the shop will reopen, and the castle will reopen at weekends. You'll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday (from 27 November for castle access). We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Dunster Castle and Watermill (28 Nov - 29 Nov)

Sat 28 Nov 2020
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Timed entry to Dunster Castle and Watermill (5 Dec - 6 Dec)

Sat 05 Dec 2020
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Things to see and do

The marble chimney piece in the Drawing Room at Dunster Castle

The castle at Dunster 

The dramatic castle full of history is currently closed in line with government guidelines, and will reopen on Saturday 5 December. There will be a one-way route to follow, and visits are limited to ensure social distancing; entry to the castle is not guaranteed on the day you visit.

Family fun

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Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

The Tenant's Hall pop-up café is open 10am-3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, then daily from 19 December - 3 January. We're serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our seating areas, screens at our till and collection points, and waymarked routes. We’ll also only be accepting card payment.

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Our work

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

As seen on George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

We recently appeared on Channel 4's George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked TV series. Learn more about the show and head behind the scenes to discover what life was like here during lockdown.

Dunster Castle and Watermill


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