Dunster Castle and Watermill

Important notice -

Due to the wet weather, our car park is operating at a low capacity. Please note the nearest alternative parking is the Dunster Steep car park in the village. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Things to see and do

What's on

Useful to know

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Our work

The Dairy Larder, where the milk, cream, butter and cheese were kept.

Dunster Castle Dairy Larder appeal 

We aim to raise £10,000 to restore the historic Dairy Larder at Dunster Castle. Find out our latest news on the appeal and discover new ways for you to get involved.

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Eating and shopping

Dunster Castle and Watermill

What's on

Upcoming events

Conservation at Dunster Castle

Sat 29 Feb 2020
11:00-16:15
Learn about conservation as we carry out a deep clean of the Library. See what the conservation assistants are up to in the Drawing Room, as they use it as a temporary studio.

Dunster Uncovered guided tour

Sun 01 Mar 2020
11:15-12:00
From the imposing Estate Office and underground corridors to rooms both furnished and bare, these 45-50 minute tours give you an interesting tour of life behind the closed doors of Dunster Castle.

Outdoor photography workshop with Exmoor Photography

Mon 09 Mar 2020
10:30-16:30
So you've got the camera but aren't sure how to get the best out of it? Then this workshop is for you.

Ranger-led hike on Grabbist Hill

Sun 15 Mar 2020
11:00-13:30
Join a ranger from the Holnicote Estate for a guided 3-mile seasonal walk on Grabbist hill and pick up some wildlife spotting tips along the way. Ticket includes a bacon roll and cup of tea.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 28 Mar 2020
10:00-16:00
Uncover the traditions of spring on this Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt with flower crowns, painted eggs and wild art.

Milling demonstrations

Sat 11 Apr 2020
10:00-15:00
Visit Dunster Watermill to watch the waterwheels spin, and see the miller and his team in action making Dunster Castle flour.
Dunster Castle and Watermill

Learning

Childhood wonder at Knights school

Education visits to Dunster Castle 

From self-guided visits to experienced volunteer-led learning sessions, Dunster Castle has over 1000 years of history to share with you, however you choose to visit.

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Venue hire

A wedding at Dunster Castle

Get married at Dunster Castle 

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

Dunster Castle and Watermill

Groups

Visitors in the garden

Group visits to Dunster Castle & Gardens 

Any time is a great time to take your group somewhere special, and we're giving you a helping hand with all the inspiration and information you need to plan your visit.