Dunster Village

Dunster Events

Unmissable days out in Dunster

2024 EVENTS IN DUNSTER

Enjoy family days out and events in Dunster

If you are looking for the latest Dunster Events then you have arrived at the ideal place!
Here will show you all of the upcoming Dunster Events and when they are taking place, including any further information on these.

APrIL Events

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th & 20th April

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

Afternoon Tea

Saturday 13th - Sunday 28th April

Dunster Castle

Relax in the warmth of the Watermill tearoom and enjoy a delicious spread of cakes, finger sandwiches and nibbles.

Choose either a hot drink or prosecco when booking and look out onto the River Avill.

dunster gardener

Dunster Castle Experience Days - A Day with the Head Gardener

Wednesday 17th April

Dunster Castle

We are hosting an experience day, which offers the chance to spend the day with Dunster Castle’s Head Gardener. Responsible for the maintenance of the 18 acres of garden at Dunster Castle, this is an opportunity not to be missed for all those gardening questions.

Once the tour is over, you’ll head down to the Watermill Tearoom for a delicious two-course lunch. James will accompany you and will be on hand to chat and answer questions.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 24th April

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

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Nordic Walking with Go Nordic in Sedgemoor

Wednesday 24th April

Dunster Castle

Embrace the seasons changing and get outdoors this Spring Summer with Nordic walking.

Come along to a beginner session with certified Nordic walking instructor Julie Ratcliff, and find out more about the ten steps of Nordic walking. Walk through the Parkland, round to Gallox bridge and into the tearoom for the mid-session break where you can enjoy 10% off. No prior experience necessary.

Mozart Choral Singing Weekend

Jazz Festival break

Friday 26th April - Sunday 28th April

Tithe Barn, Dunster​

The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, based within Exmoor National Park, hosts a 3 night break on a dinner bed and breakfast basis, with entertainment each evening after dinner from jazz bands the Riviera Ramblers, Great Gatsby Trio and Debs, Megs & the Gang.
Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 28th April

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

Exmoor Coaster

Exmoor Coaster

Running throughout April

Dunster Steep

One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. The Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

May Events

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 1st May

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

pasty and a pint

Pasty and a Pint

Wednesday 1st May

West Somerset Railway

We are offering journeys from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with a pasty and a pint on your outward journey.

Take the heritage service from Bishops Lydeard at 12:30 and meander through the Quantock Hills and along the coast behind a heritage locomotive taking in the breath-taking scenery whilst enjoying your Pasty and a Pint.

Spring Steam Spectacular

Friday 3rd - Monday 6th May

Dunster Station

Get ready for the return of one of the most popular events in the West Somerset Railway calendar, the Spring Steam Spectacular 2024! Join us between Friday 3rd May and Monday 6th May for a feast of steam action, with something to suit enthusiasts and families alike.

Afternoon Tea

Saturday 4th - 26th May

Dunster Castle

Relax in the warmth of the Watermill tearoom and enjoy a delicious spread of cakes, finger sandwiches and nibbles.

Choose either a hot drink or prosecco when booking and look out onto the River Avill.

Call My Quaff

Call My Quaff

Sunday 5th May

Reeves Restaurant

Claire Reeves and Christopher Staniland from “Quantock and Abbey Wines” will put on an evening of entertainment with wine tasting, wine quiz and ‘Call My Quaff’ a wine themed game where you can test your skills in spotting who is telling the truth and who is a fibbing. There will be a chance to try seven different wines with cheese and biscuits. The overall winner will win a prize!

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 8th May

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

Wed 8th & Sat 18th May

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

Somerset Day 2024

11th May

Dunster Village

Somerset Day is the 11th May and is celebrated annually over the second weekend in May. It marks Alfred the Great’s call to arms and the gathering of ‘all the people of Somerset’ to march against the invading Viking army, and is now an annual opportunity to celebrate all that is “great” about Somerset and its residents and communities.

dunster milling

Milling in Action - National Mills Weekend

Saturday 11th May

Dunster Castle

There has been a working mill on this site in Dunster since at least the Domesday Book. The current mill dates from about 1780 and still mills flour to this day.

Come along on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May from 10am-4pm to see the mill in action, chat to our millers and learn about how it works on a mill talk.

Normal admission applies.

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 19th May

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 22nd May

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Dunster Festival

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May

Dunster Church

Dunster Festival returns in 2024 for a weekend of fantastic classical music at The Priory of St George Church in Dunster.

Exmoor Coaster

Exmoor Coaster

Running throughout May

Dunster Steep

One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. The Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

Seasonal Garden Walk: Blossom at Dunster Castle

Thursday 23rd May

Dunster Castle

Spring is a lovely time of year at Dunster Castle and Watermill. Walk through the garden with a member of our garden team and enjoy the best of the day’s blossom.

Finish off at the Watermill Tearoom for a bite to eat with an exclusive 20% off on a £5 minimum spend.

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May Half Term Trail

25th - 31st May

Dunster Castle

Hugh Luttrell is planning a grand feast in the Great Hall. Follow the trail, complete activities, answer questions and learn what food and festivities were like in the past!

£3 per trail, prize included.

Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm.

June Events

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June Half Term Trail

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June

Dunster Castle

Hugh Luttrell is planning a grand feast in the Great Hall. Follow the trail, complete activities, answer questions and learn what food and festivities were like in the past!

£3 per trail, prize included.

Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm.

Afternoon Tea

1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th 30th June

Dunster Castle

Relax in the warmth of the Watermill tearoom and enjoy a delicious spread of cakes, finger sandwiches and nibbles.

Choose either a hot drink or prosecco when booking and look out onto the River Avill.

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 5th June

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

west somerset railway diesel festival

Summer Diesel Festival

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th June

Dunster Station

Join us for our annual celebration of all things diesels between Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June! Featuring a wide selection of locomotives including visiting locomotives and our home fleet locomotives, which are looked after by the Diesel and Electric Preservation Group at Williton.

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

Sun 9th & Thu 13th June

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

dunster walking

Nordic Walking with Go Nordic in Sedgemoor

Wednesday 12th June

Dunster Castle

Embrace the seasons changing and get outdoors this Spring Summer with Nordic walking.

Come along to a beginner session with certified Nordic walking instructor Julie Ratcliff, and find out more about the ten steps of Nordic walking. Walk through the Parkland, round to Gallox bridge and into the tearoom for the mid-session break where you can enjoy 10% off. No prior experience necessary.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 12th June

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Great Expectations

Wednesday 12th June

Priory Church of St George, Dunster

Join us on Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘Great Expectations’ in our exciting new production of this much-loved family classic.
Please bring something to sit on and come dressed for the weather!

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 26th June

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

The Luttrell Arms Hotel Live Music Weekend

Live Music Weekend

Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June

The Luttrell Arms

Join us in June for a fun weekend showcasing a fantastic line up of local musicians and local cider in our Secret Garden and Monks Courtyard. Live and Acoustic at The Luttrell Arms Hotel! No tent or wellies needed, just come along and enjoy the atmosphere and (hopefully) the sun!
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck Dunster

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

Saturday 29th June

Priory Church of St George, Dunster

Michael Whitmore’s delightful new adaptation is packed full of songs, action and drama, with a score by Gideon Escott, and is guaranteed to to delight and enthral all ages. Please bring something to sit on and come dressed for the weather (unless we’re indoors!)

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 30th June

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

Exmoor Coaster

Exmoor Coaster

Running throughout June

Dunster Steep

One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. The Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

July Events

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 3rd July

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

dunster walking

Nordic Walking with Go Nordic in Sedgemoor

Wednesday 3rd July

Dunster Castle

Embrace the seasons changing and get outdoors this Spring Summer with Nordic walking.

Come along to a beginner session with certified Nordic walking instructor Julie Ratcliff, and find out more about the ten steps of Nordic walking. Walk through the Parkland, round to Gallox bridge and into the tearoom for the mid-session break where you can enjoy 10% off. No prior experience necessary.

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

Fri 5th & Sat 13th July

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

dunster Living History

Taunton Garrison Weekend

6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th July

Dunster Castle

Members of the Taunton Garrison will be back at Dunster Castle on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. A living history camp will be set up on the forecourt of the castle for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the Monmouth Rebellion and English Civil War. 

Please note that the musket demonstrations will include loud noises that may not be suitable for some visitors and dogs.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 10th July

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

pasty and a pint

Pasty and a Pint

Wednesday 11th July

West Somerset Railway

We are offering journeys from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with a pasty and a pint on your outward journey.

Take the heritage service from Bishops Lydeard at 12:30 and meander through the Quantock Hills and along the coast behind a heritage locomotive taking in the breath-taking scenery whilst enjoying your Pasty and a Pint.

West Somerset Railway 150th Anniversary Event

Tuesday 16th - Sunday 21st July

Dunster Station

2024 marks a very special year for the West Somerset Railway as it marks the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the line between Watchet and Minehead.

We have a wide range of activities happening throughout the week of 16th-21st July in order to commemorate this special occasion.

dunster Living History

Living History camp

Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th July

Dunster Castle

A living history camp will be set up on the forecourt of the castle for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the English Civil War. Discover what the camp inhabitants ate, how they dressed and learn about the weapons they used to attack and defend. The day includes firing of muskets during weapon demonstrations and a children’s pike drill.

Summer Trail 2024

20th - 31st July

Dunster Castle

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.

Dunster Country Fair

Dunster Country Fair

Wednesday 24th July 2024

Dunster Showground

Dunster Country Fair is held in the picturesque setting of Dunster Castle Lawns by kind permission of The Dunster Estate. This year the fair will be celebrating 45 years from the early beginnings, as a Donkey Derby held in West Somerset. The Dunster Country Fair has grown to become one of West Somerset’s premier attractions – it’s a fun day out for all the family!
A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 24th July

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 28th July

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

Exmoor Coaster

Exmoor Coaster

Running throughout July

Dunster Steep

One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. The Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

August Events

Summer Trail 2024

1st - 31st August

Dunster Castle

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.

dunster Living History

Taunton Garrison Weekend

3rd 4th August

Dunster Castle

Members of the Taunton Garrison will be back at Dunster Castle on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August. A living history camp will be set up on the forecourt of the castle for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the Monmouth Rebellion and English Civil War. 

Please note that the musket demonstrations will include loud noises that may not be suitable for some visitors and dogs.

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 7th August

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

8th,10th, 17th & 22nd August

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 14th August

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

FORTIES EVENT ON THE WEST SOMERSET RAILWAY

Forties Event On The West Somerset Railway

Saturday 14th - Sunday 15st September

Dunster Station

Forties Weekend A weekend celebrating the sights and sounds of the 1940s. Featuring costumed performers and our popular Saturday night platform dance will be back and taking place at Minehead station. Please note, there will be an adult platform ticket for Minehead platform only for this event. All other stations will be free access as usual. 

Dunster Show

Friday 16th August​

Dunster Lawns

Taking place on the lawns below Dunster Castle the dramatic backdrop is a perfect setting for a magical family day out. The popular food and craft marquee, plentiful trade stands, selling everything from a new Land Rover to beautiful jewellery. Dunster Show also boasts a competitive showing atmosphere with a wide range of classes for horses, cattle and sheep, attracting competitors from all over the country.

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Living History camp

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st August

Dunster Castle

A living history camp will be set up on the forecourt of the castle for visitors to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life during the English Civil War. Discover what the camp inhabitants ate, how they dressed and learn about the weapons they used to attack and defend. The day includes firing of muskets during weapon demonstrations and a children’s pike drill.

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 25th August

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 28th August

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Exmoor Coaster

Exmoor Coaster

Running throughout August

Dunster Steep

One of the UK’s most spectacular open top bus rides, combining the wild beauty of the Exmoor National Park and the seaside harbour of Lynmouth. The Exmoor Coaster links seaside towns across the dramatic moorland, traversing the insanely steep Porlock Hill as it climbs between coast and moor.

September Events

attic tours dunster castle

Behind the scenes: Attic Tours

Tue 3rd & Sat 14th September

Dunster Castle

Join an attic tour to experience life behind the scenes at Dunster Castle.

See spaces you haven’t seen before and hear stories about the servants who lived and used the spaces upstairs.

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 4th September

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

Seasonal Garden Walk: Late Summer

Wednesday 4th September

Tithe Barn, Dunster​

Join a member of our garden team on a walk around the garden for an insight into our summer displays. Have a sneak peak inside our small working greenhouses and nursery.

Finish off at the Watermill Tearoom for a bite to eat with an exclusive 20% off on a £5 minimum spend.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 11th September

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 15th September

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 25th September

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Dunster Village Society Autumn Extravaganza

Saturday 28th September

Tithe Barn, Dunster​

TBC

October Events

Dunster Outback Guided Walk

Wednesday 2nd October

Dunster National Park Centre

Join a guided walk leader and explore the picturesque landscape around Dunster.

A 2- 2.5hr/4 mile guided walk, taking in the historical sites of Dunster village and the breathtaking views above the village from the ancient hillforts of Grabbist Hill and Bat’s Castle.

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Dunster Castle School of Magic

Saturday 5th - 31st October

Dunster Castle

Another mystery that needs your help. Are you up for the challenge? The Pumpkin Games trophy has gone missing and you have a list of suspects! Compete in the games and follow the clues to find out what happened to the trophy!

The trail runs from October 5, £3 per trail including a prize. Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm with last entry at 4pm.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 9th October

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Friday 18th October - Sunday 3rd November

Exmoor National Park, Dunster

There will be a host of events for families, amateur astronomers and everyone who feels inspired by the outdoors and the night. Events are spread all over the National Park and are run by the Exmoor National Park Authority and many other businesses and organisations.

Details of all events and booking links will be added here in due course.

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Exmoor Day 2024

Saturday 19th October

Dunster Village

The 19th October is Exmoor Day – a day to celebrate all that Exmoor National Park offers to the world. Exmoor National Park boasts inspiring landscapes, thriving communities, wonderful wildlife, enterprising businesses, and a rich cultural heritage.

We’ll be filling our social media channels with lots of Exmoor focused content that day, shining a light on one of the UK’s finest landscapes.

Seasonal Garden Walk: Autumn Colour

Tuesday 22nd October

Dunster Castle

Join a member of our garden team on a walk through the garden. Enjoy the vibrant splashes of colour that Autumn brings and finish at the Watermill Tearoom for a bite to eat with an exclusive 20% discount on a £5 minimum spend.

A Walk Through Dunster's History

A Walk Through Dunster's History

Wednesday 23rd October

Dunster National Park Centre

Enjoy a step back in time into the rich tapestry of history in Dunster. A gentle stroll around the village centre, led by local walk leader, lasting around 2hrs. Dogs on short leads allowed. Walks starts at Dunster National Park Centre at 11am

pasty and a pint

Pasty and a Pint

Wednesday 23rd October

West Somerset Railway

We are offering journeys from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead with a pasty and a pint on your outward journey.

Take the heritage service from Bishops Lydeard at 12:30 and meander through the Quantock Hills and along the coast behind a heritage locomotive taking in the breath-taking scenery whilst enjoying your Pasty and a Pint.

star-gazing

Exmoor Dark Skies Stargazing break

Friday 25th October

The Yarn Market Hotel

The Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster, based within Exmoor National Park, Europe’s first designated Dark Skies Reserve, is hosting an early Spring Stargazing weekend. The break is on a full board basis and includes Sunday lunch. A programme of activities takes place over the weekend, led by expert Terry Evans, who will provide fascinating talks and attend the evening stargazing sessions.

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 27th October

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

November Events

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Dunster Castle School of Magic

1st, 2nd, 3rd November

Dunster Castle

Another mystery that needs your help. Are you up for the challenge? The Pumpkin Games trophy has gone missing and you have a list of suspects! Compete in the games and follow the clues to find out what happened to the trophy!

The trail runs from October 5, £3 per trail including a prize. Please note that the grounds will close at 5pm with last entry at 4pm.

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival

Friday 18th October - Sunday 3rd November

Exmoor National Park, Dunster

There will be a host of events for families, amateur astronomers and everyone who feels inspired by the outdoors and the night. Events are spread all over the National Park and are run by the Exmoor National Park Authority and many other businesses and organisations.

Details of all events and booking links will be added here in due course.

Dunster Antiques Fair

Dunster Antiques Fair

Sunday 24th November

Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn will be opening the barn doors for the biggest Antiques, Vintage and Collectors Fair. Sunday from 10am!

All welcome and free entry too!

Dunster Village Society Christmas Bazaar

Saturday 30th November

Tithe Barn, Dunster​

TBC

December Events

Dunster Winter Festival

Dunster Winter Festival

Friday 6th - Sunday 8th December

Dunster High Street

Over the weekend of 6th to 8th December, the Dunster Winter Festival will carry on the traditions visitors love. Expect to see lanterns providing atmospheric lighting, some entertainment in the village, and the Castle and other venues open to the public as usual.