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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

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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


Summer of Play - Lawn Games 

Kick off your summer on Green Court where a selection of lawn games have been laid out to play.

Event summary

25 Jul to 6 Sep 2024
10:00 to 16:00
+ 43 other dates or times

Afternoon Tea 

Relax with a delicious afternoon tea at the Watermill Tearoom.

Event summary

25 Jul to 23 Dec 2024
14:00 to 15:30
+ 151 other dates or times

Opera Evening at Dunster Castle 

Wild Arts bring their signature opera evening to Dunster Castle. Bring your picnics and enjoy a magical summer's evening of opera highlights.

Event summary

28 Jul 2024
18:30 to 21:00

Taunton Garrison 

Taunton Garrison bring history to life at Dunster Castle with a living history camp, including live musket firing and weapon demonstrations.

Event summary

3 Aug to 4 Aug 2024
10:30 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time