Medieval Dunster

Exmoor National Park

The experience

With over 1,000 years of history, Dunster Castle has plenty of stories to tell. Owned by only two families before it was given to the National Trust, it has changed from a fortress to a comfortable family home. Explore the castle, grounds and medieval village, and enjoy an immersive mill experience where the flour milling process is demonstrated, something that has been done on site since Domesday. With hands-on activities, see the process from grain to bag, followed by a traditional local lunch or Cream Tea with goods baked from Dunster flour.

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The National Trust

  • Discover the history of the castle and medieval village
  • A hands-on flour milling experience with the opportunity to taste some baking at the Luttrell Arms or Watermill Tearoom
  • Visit the Leather Gallery with the only known leather hangings of their type in the world

The detail

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4-5 hours

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Group size

4 - 7 people

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Cost per person

£100 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities


Refreshments and meals

Lunch/Cream Tea included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather on the day.


Daily, all year round. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Steep hill to castle is not accessible for wheelchair users.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the experience.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate

Exmoor National Park

Wild open heather moorland and shady coastal woodlands perch atop the highest sea cliffs in the country, and have provided inspiration to William Wordsworth and other poetic greats.