Play time at Dunster Castle and Watermill

Whether it's running around in the natural play area, ghost hunting in the Crypt or following the family trail, there's plenty to keep little (and not so little) ones busy.

Children by the pond in the garden at Dunster Castle
Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset

Fun for the whole family  

There's a whole day of things to see and do at Dunster Castle and Gardens. Delve deeper into Dunster's gruesome past with one of our castle tours, embrace your inner child with the natural play area in the River Garden and much more.

Winter conservation in action

Dunster under the sheets 

Ever wondered what happens in our country houses over the winter? 

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A trail of tales 

From gruesome punishments to tonnes of flour, follow the trail to hear the tales of some of Dunster Castle's past residents.

Admiring the view at Dunster Castle

Plants and gardens to explore 

Home to four different micro-climates, with far-reaching views across the Bristol Channel, the garden at Dunster is filled with a diverse range of plants and wildlife.

Visitors on Lovers' Bridge at Dunster Watermill

A working watermill 

The Domesday Book records a mill at Dunster Castle in 1086, and a mill stands on the same site beside the River Avill today.