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Luttrell Arms Hotel

The Hotel hosts many special interest breaks, and food and music festivals. For a full programme of events see: www.luttrellarms.co.uk/whats-on-offers

To book call 01643 821555


Dunster by Candlelight 2019

6 December 5pm - 9pm, 7 December 4pm until 9pm

When the whole village turns its back on the modern day and is lit by candlelight. Two days of Christmas entertainment and shopping in a unique medieval village setting. Visit Dunster Castle dressed for Christmas, see street entertainers and live music, enjoy a range of street food and of course stock up on your Christmas presents.

The village is closed to traffic and park and ride facilities are available, or why not take a Steam Train! See:


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The Yarn Market Hotel

The Hotel hosts and promotes a variety of events in and around Dunster. For jazz concerts, music workshops, walking festivals, choral concerts and fun activities for families with children. For more information visit: www.yarnmarkethotel.co.uk/events

For more events in Exmoor see:




If you would like to advertise your local event here then contact: dunstertourismforum@gmail.com

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Dunster Castle (National Trust)

For a full programme of events see:



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Dunster Photo Competition 2019

The Dunster Tourism Forum is looking for the most beautiful photograph of their beloved Dunster village and its surrounding area. Showcase your photography skills and you could win a luxury weekend and a full-day studio photography course in this exquisite medieval village!

More information:

www.facebook.com/Dunster Photography Competition 2019

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Wonderful Wednesdays

Starting 27th March, participating businesses will be offering discounts every Wednesday. Look out for the logo. For more information and participating businesses see the Wonderful Wednesdays page.

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Bat's Castle Guided Walk

On the first Wednesday of every month join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat's Castle, Dunster. Starting from the National Park Centre Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the village and into some wonderful scenery on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breath-taking views. Please note this is approximately a 4 mile walk with some steep inclines in places, suitable footwear is essential and bringing a bottle of water is recommended.

Dates: 1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 1st August, 4th Sept and 3rd October.

Start: 11.00am, from the National Park Centre Dunster on The Steep.

Book: call 01643 821835 or email: NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Cost: FREE EVENT but donations requested for CareMoor for Exmoor.

Watercolour Painting Classes with Chris Howe

Learn the art of watercolour painting with talented local artist Chris Howe. Beginners are very welcome, but this session is suitable for all levels of experience. Chris teaches in a very friendly, approachable way. All materials are included, you will create a wonderful picture and have a lot of fun too. You can attend just one session or come each month and see the improvement as you learn more.


The sessions are being held on Thursday afternoons at the National Park Centre in Dunster on The Steep from 2pm to 4pm on: May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, September 19th and October 17th. Sessions cost £15 each and all materials are provided.


To book call 01643 821835 or email: NPCDunster@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

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