West Somerset Association

Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset.

The West Somerset Association was founded in 1982 and has some 320 members living in Minehead, Porlock, Dunster, Williton and the surrounding villages to Bridgwater, Taunton and Exmoor.

What we do

Our objectives are to promote and support the National Trust by arranging a programme of events and activities for our members’ participation and enjoyment thereby raising funds in support of National Trust projects. All NT members, employees or volunteer card holders are welcome to join.

Fundraising events

Enjoyable fund raising events are organised in a programme of talks, outings, social functions and short holiday breaks.

These contribute to the facilities at our local properties,  Dunster Castle, Coleridge Cottage, and the Holnicote Estate, (where some of our members volunteer) and sometimes to properties further afield. 


Join us

Membership of our group gives you the opportunity to meet new, interesting people with similar interests in the world of heritage.

Get in touch

For more information and details of events, visit our website