Dunster Castle

Important notice -

From the 18-31 March the A358 road to Samford Brett is closed. Dunster Castle is open as normal, for more information on the best route to the castle please visit the website.

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens

Delve deeper into the castle

Dunster Castle Express steams passed the medieval castle

The Dunster Castle Express 

Running from April to 2 November you can arrive at Dunster Castle in style and hop on board the Dunster Castle Express.

Useful to know

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What's on

Upcoming events

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: a rabbit's tale

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Head down the rabbit hole and follow this year's Cadbury Easter egg Hunt around the garden.

Have-a-go archery

Sun 07 Apr 2019
How good is your aim?

Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison

Sat 04 May 2019
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays.

Outdoor photography workshop with Exmoor Photography

Mon 13 May 2019
So you've got the camera but aren't sure how to get the best out of it? then this workshop is for you....

Redcoats and Rebels

Sat 15 Jun 2019
Redcoats and Rebels clash at Dunster Castle
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Eating and shopping

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Couple leaving Dunster Castle

Get married at Dunster Castle 

Celebrate your special day with us, get in touch to find out how we can accommodate your party.

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Learning and groups

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Art and collections

The leather hangings

The Leather Hangings 

Of international significance and the only collection of their type in the United Kingdom, these painted leather hangings are arguably the rarest and most important pieces in Dunster’s collection.