Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

With live demonstrations throughout the day you can see what life was like defending the castle with the threat of the Spanish Armada.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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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
Call 01643 821314
Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Accessibility
There are some steep steps and slopes in the gardens and leading up to the castle

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
4 May 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available
5 May 2019 10:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

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.

Outdoor photography workshop with Exmoor Photography

Mon 04 Mar 2019
10:30-16:30
So you've got the camera but aren't sure how to get the best out of it? then this workshop is for you....

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.