Dunster Castle and Watermill

Important notice -

The castle, gardens, shop and Tenants' Hall pop up café are open. On weekdays you don’t need to pre-book for an afternoon visit. At busier times, like weekday mornings, weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

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 

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. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Dunster Castle and Watermill (17 May - 23 May)

Wed 19 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Dunster Castle and Watermill.
Dunster Castle and Watermill

Things to see and do

Bluebells in Sams Garden between trees

Fun for the whole family at Dunster Castle 

Whether it’s exploring the River Garden, completing a spotter trail or ticking off some '50 things,' 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 Tenant's Hall pop-up cafe is open daily 10am-4pm 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.

Dunster Castle and Watermill


Dunster Castle and Watermill

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