A Christmas Castle

The Dining Room dressed for Christmas

As the nights draw in soak up the festive atmosphere at Dunster Castle and Gardens.

Dunster by Candlelight – The Castle

The village lit up for Dunster by candlelight

1 & 2 December, 4 - 9pm, last entry to castle is 8.45pm

See the Castle spectacularly floodlit and the rooms dressed for Christmas. Live music from local performers will fill the Halls and hot chocolate and giant cookies will be available from the Blue Kitchen.

With local craft stalls in the stables and the National Trust stables shop filled with festive gifts finding the perfect present couldn't be easier.

Adults £4, children £2.50, National Trust members free

Dunster by Candlelight – The Watermill

The rare double overshot Watermill illuminated for Christmas
The Watermill illuminated
The rare double overshot Watermill illuminated for Christmas

1 & 2 December, 4 - 9pm

See this rare double overshot watermill in action, beautifully illuminated outside and lit by candlelight inside.

When it's time to warm up visit the Watermill tea-room which will be serving festive treats throughout the evening.

Adults £3, children £1.50, including a mince pie. National Trust members free

A Christmas Castle and Illuminated Winter Walk

The Outer Hall decorated for Christmas

Sun 3, Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10, Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec, 2 - 7pm 

(Last entry 6pm) 

Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family would have. See the rooms dressed to reflect their stories and enjoy live festive music on selected dates.

Once the sun goes down the illuminated winter walk is the perfect way to see the gardens in a whole new light.

Normal admission applies.

Meet Father Christmas

Share some christmas wishes with Father Christmas
A child meeting Father Christmas
Share some christmas wishes with Father Christmas

Every Sat & Sun 9 – 17 & Fri 22 & Sat 23 Dec, 2- 6.30pm

Dunster Castle is host to a very special visitor this year.

Visit Father Christmas in his grotto and share some Christmas wishes.

Normal admission charges apply. £5 per child including a present. Booking is essential on 01643 821314

Make the festive season last just a little longer…

A Christmas Castle

26 – 31 Dec, 11am – 3pm

We’re leaving the Castle dressed for Christmas just a little longer. Wander the ground floor rooms to see how the Luttrell family celebrated during the festive season and perhaps take a little inspiration home for next year.