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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. 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

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  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  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.

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  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. West Somerset Railway Christmas Market pre Christmas break at the Yarn Market Hotel

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    West Somerset Railway Christmas Market pre Christmas break at the Yarn Market Hotel

    Type

    Christmas

    Dunster

    Arrive Wednesday 23rd November 2016

    Welcome reception at 6.00 pm

    Evening meal at 6.30 pm

    Thursday 24th November 2016

    Full English Breakfast from 8.00 to 9.30 am

    Time for sightseeing...

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  8. Christmas Through the Ages

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    Christmas Through the Ages

    Type

    Christmas

    Dunster

    Enjoy live festive music and see how the castle may have been decorated for a family Christmas.

     

    Garden admission fee applies, National Trust members free.

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  9. Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

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    Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Halloween

    Dunster

    Monsters have taken over Dunster Castles' gardens. Follow the trail to find them if you dare.

    Cost: £2 per trail including prize, normal admission charges apply

    Date and time: 22 - 30 Oct, 10am -...

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  10. Big bugs and creepy crawlies

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    Big bugs and creepy crawlies

    Type

    Show/Display

    Dunster

    Get close to these amazing big bugs and creepy crawlies

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  11. Civil War Weekend

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    Civil War Weekend

    Type

    Show/Display

    Dunster

    Join the Taunton Garrison at their Living History Camp and experience what life was like during the Civil War. Battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations throughout the day!

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  12. Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

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    Spooky Pumpkin Trail at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Halloween

    Dunster

    21 – 29 October, 10am – 4pm.

    Wander the gardens and solve the clues to complete the spooky trail. If you make it back you can claim your prize.

    Normal admission applies. £2 per trail inc...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

    Dates

  13. After dark

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    After dark

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Dunster

    Experience our gardens after dark on this self-led tour; who knows what’s hiding in the shadows...

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  14. Christmas through the ages

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    Christmas through the ages

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dunster

    See the castle decorated to reflect Christmas through the ages. Perhaps you'll even meet a very special visitor dressed in red.

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  15. Dunster by Candlelight

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    Dunster by Candlelight

    Type

    Show/Display

    Dunster

    Dunster by Candlelight is paid for by the Traders of Dunster in aid of St Margaret's Hospice here in Somerset. As well as Street collections every £1 from the sale of the programmes goes to the...

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  16. Civil War Weekend at Dunster Castle

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    Civil War Weekend at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Demonstration

    Dunster

    Join the Taunton Garrison at their Living History Camp and experience what life was like during the Civil War. Battle re-enactments and weapons demonstrations throughout the day

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  17. Dunster Working Watermill at Dunster by Candlelight

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    Dunster Working Watermill at Dunster by Candlelight

    Type

    Christmas

    Dunster

    See this rare double overshot watermill in action, beautifully illuminated outside and lit by candlelight inside. Enjoy a complimentary mince pie whilst watching the Miller and his team in action...

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  18. Summer Choral Concert

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    Summer Choral Concert

    Type

    Music

    Dunster, Minehead

    An open air free concert of light choral music with a Summer theme, performed by the choir from the Yarn Market Hotel's Summer Singing weekend, led by Ian Chesworth. Starts at 3.00 pm outside the...

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  19. After Dark - Family Fright Night at Dunster Castle

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    After Dark - Family Fright Night at Dunster Castle

    Type

    Family

    nr Minehead

    The after dark family fright night - scare yourself silly on our self-led ghostly gardens walk. Who knows what could around be lurking around the next corner? £5 adult, £2 child Route not suitable...

    Venue

    National Trust - Dunster Castle, West Somerset

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  20. Stargazing for Beginners Weekend

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    Stargazing for Beginners Weekend

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Dunster

    Experience the dark skies of Exmoor National Park, led by Steve Owens.

    The weekend is on a full board basis and includes a talk on stargazing on one evening after dinner, and an excursion to the...

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