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.

Toby in the Parkland at Dunster Castle

Plants and gardens to explore 

Our garden is currently closed along with the rest of the site, however the parkland remains open to explore. Access to the parkland is available via the village car park on Dunster Steep.

Harnessing the power of the River Avill to produce traditional wholemeal and spelt flour.

A working watermill 

We are currently closed until further notice, but will look to continue milling for as long as supplies continue. Our flours will be sold at the Deli in Dunster, Stuart Lowens Farm Shop and Toucan Wholefoods.