A Christmas Castle and Illuminated Winter Walk

Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have. See the rooms dressed to reflect some of their stories and enjoy live festive music on selected dates.

Once the sun goes down the illuminated winter walk is the perfect way to see the gardens in a whole new light.

Don't forget to stop off at the Tea-room for some festive food and to pick out the perfect present in the Stables shop.

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 £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £24.80 £22.50
Family 1 adult £15.62 £14.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.50

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

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Accessibility
Parts of the illuminated winter walk are not suitable for wheels.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
16 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
17 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
18 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
19 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
20 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
21 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
22 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available
23 December 2018 11:00 - 18:00 Available

Upcoming events

Christmas Lunch at the Watermill Tearoom

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Christmas pudding or spiced poached pears? Decisions, decisions...

A trail of tales - family trail

Fri 14 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Winter Trail

Sat 15 Dec 2018
10:00-16:00
Travel to the lands of the Swan Queen and River King on this magical winter trail.

A Christmas Castle and Illuminated Winter Walk

Sat 15 Dec 2018
11:00-18:00
Soak in the festive atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have.

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.