A trail of tales - family trail

Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

A trail of tales takes you from the modern day to the Viking invasion. Follow the trail around the site to solve the questions and learn more about Dunster's gory past.

Prices

Additional prices
  • including prize £2.50
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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.

Times

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

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Upcoming events

A trail of tales - family trail

Fri 16 Nov 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 Working Watermill at Dunster by Candlelight

Fri 07 Dec 2018
16:00-21:00
Watch the Miller and his team mill by candlelight.

Dunster Castle at Dunster by Candlelight

Fri 07 Dec 2018
16:00-21:00
See the Castle spectacularly floodlit and the rooms dressed for Christmas.

Father Christmas at the Castle

Sun 09 Dec 2018
11:00-17:00
A very special visitor will be stopping at Dunster Castle this Christmas.

A Christmas Castle and Illuminated Winter Walk

Sun 09 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.