Behind the Scenes Tours

Take a peek behind closed doors and see how we care for the castle during the winter months.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take a 45 minute tour and see the castle as you never normally would. The dust sheets are out and the scaffolding is up. Its the perfect opportunity to see how we look after Dunster Castle.

Tours times vary and are subject to availability . Places are given on a first come first served basis and can not be pre-booked.

Prices

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

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family 1 adult £13.90 £12.60
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70

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 or
  • Standard admission

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.

  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 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.

Please note...

Discounts available with a valid West Somerset Railway ticket.

Car park charge of £3.50 per vehicle per day, free for National Trust members with a valid car sticker and membership card.

Free parking in designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

Behind the Scenes Tours

Thu 18 Jan 2018
10:00-16:00
Take a peek behind closed doors and see how we care for the castle during the winter months.

A trail of tales - family trail

Thu 18 Jan 2018
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Dunster Uncovered

Sat 03 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
Go behind the scenes on this special tour.

Cadbury egg hunt

Sat 24 Mar 2018
10:00-16:00
Bunny's back and he's left some yummy chocolate for anyone who completes the egg hunt.

Have-a-go archery and pistol shooting

Sat 24 Mar 2018
11:00-16:00
How good is your aim?

Victorian Falconry

Tue 03 Apr 2018
10:00-16:00
Period Victorian dog and hawk demonstrations.