Dunster Castle Uncovered

Go behind the ropes on this special tour.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a peek behind closed doors and discover parts of the Castle you won't have seen before on this 45 minute tour. Tours are running throughout the day and are not pre-bookable.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole site: 1 January - 15 Febuary 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £24.80 £22.50
Family (1 Adult) £15.62 £14.20
Whole site: 16 Febuary - 3 November 2019
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.60 £12.20
Child £6.80 £6.10
Family £34.00 £30.50
Family (1 Adult) £21.50 £19.50

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...

Car park charge of £4.50 per vehicle per day, free for National Trust members.

Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.

The basics

Booking details
Spaces are limited and given out on a first come first served basis.
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
There are steps on this tour.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
3 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
9 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
10 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
16 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
17 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
24 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
30 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available
31 March 2019 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Upcoming events

A trail of tales - family trail

Wed 16 Jan 2019
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Dunster Castle: Under the Sheets

Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00-17:00
The dust cloths will be out, the scaffolding up and the collection seen as never before.

Dunster Castle Uncovered

Sat 02 Mar 2019
11:00-16:00
Go behind the ropes on this special tour.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt: a rabbit's tale

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-16:00
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
11:00-16:00
How good is your aim?

Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison

Sat 04 May 2019
10:30-16:00
Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays.