Christmas at Dunster Castle

The Inner hall decorated for Christmas

We have something for everyone this Christmas inside the castle and in the gardens. Visit us to soak up the festive atmosphere and make Dunster Castle a part of your Christmas traditions.

Parkland, Tearoom & Shop

Enjoy the winter views by heading up to Conygar Tower, Bat’s Castle or Grabbist Hill from the car park. Complete your stroll with a festive treat from the Watermill Tearoom and inspiring gift ideas in the Stables shop.

Open daily. 10am – 4pm.

A Country Christmas

Experience a cosy castle, decorated for a family Christmas as the Luttrells enjoyed when they were in residence. Take in the spectacularly decorated trees and spot our friendly knitted creatures hiding in the rooms.

4, 5, 11, 12, 18 – 23, 26 – 31 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

The library at Christmas
The library at Christmas
The library at Christmas

Percy the Park Keeper

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander
Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander
Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander

We are inviting you to embark on Percy the Park Keeper’s winter trail at Dunster Castle. Give nature a helping hand by joining Percy and his friends on their tasks around the garden. £2 per trail, no booking required. Normal admission applies.

4, 5, 11, 12, 18 – 23, 26 – 31 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

 

Watermill

Come and see the working watermill where flour is milled every week. Explore the history of the building and follow the milling process through three floors of traditional machinery. Treat yourself or purchase a gift of some Dunster Watermill flour, porridge or even a bag of seasonal muesli (while stocks last).

4, 5, 11, 12, 18 – 23, 26 – 31 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

Exploring the outdoors this Christmas

The shop and parkland are open daily. At weekends and during school holidays, visitors can enjoy seasonal strolls around the garden, including the Percy the Park Keeper™ trail for families, and visit the castle before warming up with a hot drink in the Tenants' Hall café. 

Try our fluffy fruit scones

Food and drink at Dunster Castle 

The Watermill tea-room is open daily from 10am-4pm. Tenants' Hall pop-up café is open daily for the Christmas holidays, from 10.30am-3pm for hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice creams and light refreshments.