Dunster Castle and Watermill

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

Dunster Castle and Watermill

What's on

Upcoming events

Trail of Tales

Fri 01 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Take a trip around Dunster and hear stories from the past 1000 years.

Summer Trail

Fri 22 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
This summer, join Walter, Julian and Penelope Luttrell for jolly good adventures in the garden. Their parents have set them some challenges to keep them out of mischief - will you join them?

Outdoor Theatre: As you like it - The Lord Chamberlain's Men

Wed 27 Jul 2022
19:00-22:00
Dunster Castle is pleased to host The Lord Chamberlain's Men who invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It.

Outdoor Theatre: The Gunpowder Plot

Wed 17 Aug 2022
19:00-22:00
Cue an explosive evening of short fuses and tall tales, as five actors try to pull off the most infamous conspiracy in history.

Dunster Castle school of magic: Loyalty Quest

Sat 01 Oct 2022
10:00-15:00
Troubled times have fallen upon the Dunster Castle School of Magic as one of the professors has turned to the Dark Side. Using mysterious clues, can you work out who it is?
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Things to see and do

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Eating and shopping

books

Gatehouse Books

At the top of the hill from the stables, you'll find the second-hand bookshop, Gatehouse Books, stocking all sorts of well-read classics and non-fiction, children's stories and holiday reads. Open every weekend, 10am-4 pm. Please hand sanitise on entry, and only one household group or individual inside at a time. To pay, use the donation box or head to the stables shop to pay by card.

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Our work

Volunteers helping to create the winter garlands

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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Learning

A school visit trying on hats in the Tenants' Hall

School visits to Dunster Castle 

With over 1000 years of history at Dunster Castle and Watermill, there is much to see on a visit with your class.

Dunster Castle and Watermill

History

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