A Christmas Castle

Soak up the festive atmosphere at the castle this Christmas as the Luttrell family might have, and see the ground floor rooms dressed to reflect some of their stories. Join us for a traditional country Christmas at Dunster Castle filled with everything from cake, hot chocolate and sausage rolls to decorated trees, family games and Father Christmas.

Learning how to make seasonal decorations

Decorative festive wreath making workshop at Dunster Castle

Join us in Tenants' Hall as we light the fire and bring in seasonal greenery from the garden and local area for special workshops making beautiful wreaths to adorn your door this Christmas. Materials and tuition are provided at these workshops along with a mince pie and hot drink.

The village lit up for Dunster by candlelight

Dunster Castle at Dunster by Candlelight

6 & 7 Dec, 4-9pm See the ground floor rooms decorated for a family country Christmas and listen to live festive music as part of this annual event in conjunction with Dunster Village. Browse for Christmas gifts in the shop and festive market. £5 adult, £3 child (plus additional charge for refreshments).

The Watermill illuminated

Dunster Working Watermill at Dunster by Candlelight

6 & 7 Dec, 4-9pm Enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie while you watch the miller and his team by candlelight in the atmospheric 18th century watermill. £3.50 adult, £1.50 child.

Child with Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas at Dunster Castle

On Saturdays and Sundays from 8 - 22 December, plus Friday 20 and Monday 23 December, why not pay a visit to Father Christmas and tell him your Christmas wishes? Each child will receive a gift to get their holiday off to a great start. A special treat to some extra magic to the festive season for little ones and grown-ups alike.

The Outer Hall decorated for Christmas

A Christmas Castle

Sat & Sun, 8 - 22 Dec & Fri 20 & Mon 23 Dec, 11am-4pm Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have. See the ground floor rooms dressed to reflect some of their stories and enjoy live festive music on selected dates.