Dunster Castle and Watermill

Important notice -

Please note expected disruption on A39 and B3191. Please don't drive in via village high street, for Sat Nav use postcode TA24 6NY. There may be limited space in the car park due to adverse weather- alternative parking available in Dunster village.

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

Dunster Castle and Watermill

What's on

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle school of magic: Herbology trail

Wed 27 Oct 2021
Dunster Castle school of Magic is in trouble! Ten professors have gone on study leave, leaving our young wizards to save the day! If you succeed, you will earn your diploma in Herbology…

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Dunster Castle

Sat 04 Dec 2021
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Dunster Castle and Watermill on Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail. The trail will take place on weekend's in December and in the Christmas school holidays.
Dunster Castle and Watermill

Things to see and do

Summer strolling through the River Garden at Dunster Castle

Fun for the whole family at Dunster Castle 

Whether it’s exploring the River Garden, completing our family summer trail or a spotter trail, or ticking off '50 things' activities from your list, there’s plenty to keep little (and not so little) ones entertained.

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Eating and shopping

Woman holding takeaway hot drink

Feeling peckish? 

The Watermill tea-room is open daily from 10am-4pm. Tenant's Hall pop-up café is open daily from 11am-3pm for hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice creams and light refreshments.


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 daily, 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.

Dunster Castle and Watermill

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.

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?

Dunster Castle and Watermill


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