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 £2.00
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Dunster Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.20 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.50
Family £30.40 £27.50
Family one adult £19.50 £17.65
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.70
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.80 £8.00
Child £4.40 £4.00
Family £22.00 £20.00
Family one 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
22 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
23 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
24 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
25 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
26 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
27 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
28 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
29 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
30 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
31 October 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
1 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
2 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
3 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
4 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
5 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
6 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
7 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
8 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
9 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available
10 November 2017 10:00 - 15:00 Available

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Upcoming events

A trail of tales - family trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:00-15:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

Spooky pumpkin trail

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
Are you brave enough to follow the spooky pumpkin trail?

20% off 2018 calendars

Sun 22 Oct 2017
10:00-17:00
Plan ahead and get 20% off.

Creepy critters with Exmoor Zoo

Mon 23 Oct 2017
11:00-16:00
How close dare you get to these creepy critters?

After Dark - Family Fright Night

Tue 24 Oct 2017
18:30-21:00
Scare yourself silly on our self-led ghostly gardens walk. Who knows what could be lurking around the next corner...?

Ghost Tours

Sat 28 Oct 2017
18:30-23:59
Dare you join a candle lit tour of the most haunted parts of the castle?