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Dunster

Dunster is one of the most popular places on Exmoor for visitors.  It is a medieval village with an ancient castle, priory, dovecote, yarn market, inns, packhorse bridge and a mill.  Since the decline of the woollen industry in the eighteenth century the village has been locked in a time warp.

Dunster Castle, once the home of the Luttrell family, is now owned by the National Trust.  There is a plethora of tea shops and gifts shops and several excellent restaurants and places to stay.  The National Park Centre here provides information on the whole area and there is a large car park on the edge of the village.

With over 200 listed buildings Dunster is preserved so that generations to come can enjoy the historic qualities of this unique village.  Situated in the sweeping hills of Exmoor National park Dunster provides the ideal base for your holiday in the South West of England.

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  1. Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo at Dunster Castle

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    Victorian explorers with Exmoor Zoo at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Animal/Wildlife

    Minehead

    Every Thursday and Saturday, 25 July-31 August, 11am-4pm Get up close to a variety of animals, big bugs and creepy crawlies and learn all about the Victorian age of exploration.

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2019 To 31 Aug 2019
  2. Outside Theatre: Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre at Dunster Castle

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    Outside Theatre: Wuthering Heights with Chapterhouse Theatre at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Theatre

    Minehead

    31 August, 7-9pm gates open at 6pm

    Set on the beautiful Yorkshire moors this tale of passion and revenge has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations. Adapted for the stage by award...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2019 To 31 Aug 2019
  3. National Trust -The shop at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -The shop at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Shop/Shopping Centre

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    Explore the atmospheric 17th-century stables and visit the shop for high quality, original gifts and local products. Our shop is brimming with beautiful things, so you are sure to find something to...

  4. Jazz Evening with Pete Allens Musical Genius

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    Jazz Evening with Pete Allens Musical Genius

    Type

    Jazz

    Dunster, Minehead

    Enjoy a 3 course dinner in our restaurant followed by an evening of jazz favourites from Pete Allen. Arrive 6.45 pm for 7.00 pm.
    Music 9.00 pm to 10.30 pm. Please ring to book your table.

    Dates

  5. National Trust -Watermill Tea-room at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -Watermill Tea-room at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Tea/Coffee Shop

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    The newly refurbished Watermill Tea-room is opposite the working watermill in peaceful surroundings alongside the River Avill. Offering seasonal treats from hearty lunches to delicious cakes it's a...

  6. Have-a-go archery and Pistol Shooting at Dunster Castle

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    Have-a-go archery and Pistol Shooting at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Archery

    Minehead

    Test your skills to see if you have what it takes to defend Dunster Castle from the English Civil War or perhaps join MI5 as the next James Bond. £4 for 8 arrow or 10 pistol shots, normal admission...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2019 To 28 Aug 2019
  7. National Trust -The Garden at Dunster Castle

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    National Trust -The Garden at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Garden

    Dunster, Nr Minehead

    The result of 100s of years of planning, building and restoration a walk around the gardens at Dunster Castle takes you around the world and though four different microclimates.

    The South...

  8. National Trust - Dunster Castle

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    National Trust - Dunster Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Dunster, Nr Minehead


    Dramatically sited on a wooded hill and the fortified home of the Luttrells for 600 years. Remodelled in the 1870s to create a splendid Victorian country house. A fine 17th- century carved...

  9. Civil War weekend at Dunster Castle

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    Civil War weekend at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Historical

    Minehead

    Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes weaponry, cannon and musket displays and a living history encampment of the English Civil War. Normal admission applies

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
  10. Redcoats and Rebels at Dunster Castle

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    Redcoats and Rebels at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Historical

    Minehead

    Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes weaponry, cannon and musket displays and a living history encampment. Normal admission applies

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    15 Jun 2019 To 16 Jun 2019
  11. Outside Theatre: Much Ado about Nothing with The Three Inch Fools at Dunster Castle

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    Outside Theatre: Much Ado about Nothing with The Three Inch Fools at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Theatre

    Minehead

    Outside Theatre: Much Ado about Nothing with The Three Inch Fools

    24 August. 7-9pm gates open at 6pm

    Much Ado About Nothing is based upon deliberate deceptions, some malevolent and others...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2019 To 24 Aug 2019
  12. A Betwixmas Castle at Dunster Castle

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    A Betwixmas Castle at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Christmas

    nr Minehead

    Beat the post-Christmas blues and extend the festive feeling just a little longer by soaking up the atmosphere and experience Christmas as the Luttrell family might have. See the rooms dressed to...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

  13. Outside Theatre: The Secret Garden with Chapterhouse Theatre at Dunster Castle

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    Outside Theatre: The Secret Garden with Chapterhouse Theatre at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Theatre

    Minehead

    22 June, 7-9pm gates open at 6pm

    This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jun 2019 To 22 Jun 2019
  14. Outside Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Dunster Castle

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    Outside Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Theatre

    Minehead

    31 July, 7-9pm gates open at 6pm

    This supernatural comedy of mischievous fairies, confused lovers is intoxicating tale of clarity from chaos as tangled love gives away to happily ever after.

    ...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2019 To 31 Jul 2019
  15. John Shillito's Jazz Weekend

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    John Shillito's Jazz Weekend

    Type

    Jazz

    Dunster, Minehead

    A residential 3 night dinner bed and breakfast break with great entertainment each evening from popular West Country band John Shillito's Select Six who play traditional jazz in the New Orleans and...

    Dates

  16. Spooky pumpkin trail

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    Spooky pumpkin trail

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dunster

    Join us for a spooky time in the gardens. Follow the pumpkin trail and don't forget to collect your prize at the end.

    Dates

  17. Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison at Dunster Castle

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    Armada Alert with the Taunton Garrison at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Historical

    Minehead

    Join the Taunton Garrison for a weekend of rolling skirmishes, weaponry displays and musket displays. With live demonstrations throughout the day you can see what life was like defending the castle...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
  18. Ghost Tours at Dunster Castle

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    Ghost Tours at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Ghost Walks

    nr Minehead

    Are you brave enough to join our tours of the most haunted parts of the castle? Suitable for ages 13 and up. Online booking only. £13

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

  19. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Dunster Castle

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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Performance

    Dunster

    Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers,...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

  20. Dunster by Candlelight

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    Dunster by Candlelight

    Type

    Festival

    Dunster

    Medieval festival in aid of St Margaret's Hospice. Dunster Village lights its streets and shops with candles and showcases street entertainment.

    Lantern Lighting Procession
    Street Theatre
    Bowlore...

    Dates

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