A Christmas Castle

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The ground floor rooms of the castle are all dressed up for Christmas. With twinkling lights, Christmas trees, wreaths and decorations, take in the sights, sounds and scents of the festive season.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dunster Castle

Prices

Whole site
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.60 £9.50
Child £5.30 £4.70
Family £26.30 £23.70
Family (1 Adult) £16.50 £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

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:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  Gift Aid Standard
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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

 

November 2019 - Our prices have now changed to reflect our winter opening. Access to the castle itself is now through ticketed tours only. Please see our website articles for more information.

Car parking and entry to the property is free for National Trust members.

Under 5s can enter the property free of charge. 

For non-members, there is a car park charge of £5 per vehicle per day, £10 for Motor Homes (space dependent).

Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.

 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Step inside to explore the castle in all its festive splendour. Then head out onto the spectacular South Terrace and warm up with mulled wine and a mince pie.
What to bring and wear
Winter coats and warm hats.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
8 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
14 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
15 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 December 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Visitor services
Email
dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01643 821 314

Upcoming events

Decorative festive wreath making workshop

Sat 23 Nov 2019
10:00-12:30
Special workshops led by Botany Exmoor in making beautiful wreaths this festive season. All materials and tuition provided, these workshops also include a delicious mince pie and hot drink.

Dunster Castle at Dunster by Candlelight

Fri 06 Dec 2019
16:00-21:00
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.

Dunster Working Watermill at Dunster by Candlelight

Fri 06 Dec 2019
16:00-21:00
Enjoy mulled wine and a mince pie while you watch the miller and his team by candlelight in the atmospheric 18th century watermill as part of the annual event in conjunction with Dunster Village.

A Christmas Castle

Sun 08 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
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.

Meet Father Christmas at Dunster Castle

Sun 08 Dec 2019
11:00-16:00
This Christmas, why not pay a visit to Father Christmas at the castle and tell him your Christmas wishes.