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Summer Trail 2024

Help the knights of Dunster Castle find their shields which have been lost around the grounds.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

One of the young Pages has been cleaning the Knights’ shields but on returning to the castle realised his sack had a large hole in it! Can you help him find the shields and work out which belongs to which Knight?

Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £3.00
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The basics


This trail is aimed at children.

Meeting point

You can purchase your trail on arrival at our Visitor Reception (by the car park) or Ticket Office (by the shop). £3 per trail, prize included. Normal admission applies.

What to bring and wear

The terrain is steep and uneven in places. Please wear suitable footwear as the paths can get muddy.


The terrain is steep and uneven in places. The trail is on a wheel-friendly route.

Contact info

Visitor Experience Team

Upcoming events


Mother's Day Tea 

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Event summary

3 Mar to 10 Mar 2024
10:00 to 11:30
+ 8 other dates or times

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours 

If you've always wanted to see more of Dunster Castle, come on an attic tour with one of the castle's knowledgeable tour guides.

Event summary

9 Mar to 20 Apr 2024
10:30 to 11:30
+ 10 other dates or times

Easter Adventures at Dunster Castle 2024 

Join us for a woodland adventure at Dunster Castle this Easter. Complete our family-friendly trail and claim your chocolate egg

Event summary

29 Mar to 14 Apr 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 16 other dates or times

Living History camp 

Dunster Castle's living history volunteers will be bringing the English Civil War to life with a pop-up camp, including live musket firing and weapon demonstrations.

Event summary

10 Apr to 21 Aug 2024
10:30 to 14:00
+ 4 other dates or times