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Visit Dunster Castle and Watermill car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

A car-free journey to Dunster Castle and Watermill can be as much of an adventure as you want it to be.

There is a direct bus route from Taunton train station to Minehead, with a stop at Dunster Steep.

There is a steam train that runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, with a station in Dunster. The steam railway stations are in villages on the bus route, making it easy to make your journey your own.

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: Enjoy a free hot drink with a valid train ticket, bus ticket or bike helmet.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trainsbuses or travel in Somerset. Find the best 28 bus ticket for you.

Steam trains run on the West Somerset Railway to Dunster from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. You can get by bus from Taunton.

Cycle path National Route 51 runs as far as Minehead along the coast from the West, where it meets a local bike path. Plan your cycle route here.

Cyclists welcome. Cycle racks available – please ask at the visitor reception building to be shown where these are. There is space to park 8 bikes at Dunster Castle.

National Trail footpath, the South West Coast PathSummits of Somerset and Avon and the Somerset Way pass Dunster Castle.

Taxis can be booked from Minehead or found at Taunton train station taxi rank.

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About Dunster Castle and Watermill

A castle has existed in Dunster since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.

Uncover a thousand years of history and find out more about the castle turned comfortable country house, home to the Luttrell family for 600 years. Marvel at the grand oak staircase, view the rare leather hangings in the Leather Gallery and play games in the Morning Room; there’s lots to see and do.

Admire the scenery with panoramic views over the Bristol Channel and surrounding countryside whilst exploring more than 42 acres of garden and parkland. Discover Mediterranean and subtropical plants in the terraced garden, follow the path through the tranquil riverside wooded garden and blow off some steam in the natural play area.

Don’t forget to visit Dunster’s historic working watermill. Learn more about the milling process, from medieval times to the bagging of flour today and pick up a bag of Dunster Flour to take home with you.

For any queries about visiting contact Dunster Castle and Watermill on 01643821314 or dunstercastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Dunster Castle and Watermill, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6NY. Visit Website