Visit this impressive restored 18th-century watermill built on the site of a mill mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The mill currently produces stoneground wholemeal flour from organic wheat. The team also pack porridge oats and jumbo oats, and mix and pack their own museli. All are available to buy onsite or at Dunster Castle stables shop.
The mill is set in peaceful surroundings alongside the River Avill and at the entrance to Dunster Castle River Gardens. The Watermill tea-room is situated 50 yards from the watermill and serves a tasty range of seasonal treats.
Currently, the watermill is only operated on selected days. Please call 01643 821759 to check when the mill is operating.
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
Watermill, shop and tea-room open daily throughout the year. From November to March open 5pm or dusk, whichever is the earlier. 'Dunster by Candlelight'; watermill, shop and tearoom open 4pm to 9pm, Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December. 'A Christmas Castle'; castle, watermill, shop and tearoom also open 2pm to 7pm on Sunday 3, Friday 8, Saturday 9, Sunday 10, Friday 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17, Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December. Everything closed 24 and 25 December.