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: 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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
8 February 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

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Upcoming events

A trail of tales - family trail

Sun 20 Jan 2019
10:00-16:00
Step back in time to meet the inhabitants of Dunster Castle and discover their stories on this family trail.

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.

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.