Events & Experiences

Dunster Castle Express

How better to visit magnificent Dunster Castle than by a leisurely ride through the beautiful West Somerset countryside, hauled by a vintage steam engine?

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West Somerset Railway

How better to visit magnificent Dunster Castle than by a leisurely ride through the beautiful West Somerset countryside from Bishops Lydeard to Dunster, hauled by a vintage steam engine? Arrive in style, at a pace that reflects the Castle in its early 20th Century heyday, with a special coach connection from Dunster station to the Castle entrance. Enjoy a fulfilling visit to the Castle, with its fine interiors, stunning views to Exmoor and over the Bristol Channel.

Your journey will begin at Bishops Lydeard, where you will catch the 10.20 service to Dunster stationj, your bus connection will meet you there and take you up to Dunster Castle where you can enjoy the rest of your day. The Bus driver will then give you the collection time and plcae, The bus driver will then return you to Dunster Station where you can enjoy your leisurely train ride back to Bishops Lydeard at 16.38. Dogs are permitted on the train and at Dunster Castle however are not permitted to travel on the bus. Dunster Castle is a 30 minute walk from the station.  

Delicious picnics are also available to enhance your visit, all our picnics are made and put together by our cooks down at the watermill tearoom fresh on the day of your visit to Dunster Castle, for your collection on the day. All picnics are to be collected from the Camelia House which is near the castle's front door. The picnics are designed for two people and can be added to your basket as an added extra along with your Dunster Castle Express ticket. If there are two of you, please purchase one of the picnic options at the checkout, one menu choice covers the both of you. Picnics must be purchased no later than 24 hours in advance.   Unfortunately we are unable to provide picnics for 1 person.

Picnic lunches for the Dunster Castle Express.
Option 1.

Serves 2 people- 2 Rounds of sandwiches Ham salad on brown, Cheese and red onion and balsamic vinegar chutney on white, 1 large pork pie, 2 packets of Salted Crisps. 2 pieces of fruit 2 pieces of homemade cake and 2 bottles of Harrogate still water.

£14.00

Option 2.

Serves 2 people- 2 Rounds of sandwiches, Chunky egg mayo and watercress on Brown, Cheese and red onion and balsamic vinegar chutney on white. 2 individual Pieces of homemade quiche 2 packets of Salted Crisps. 2 pieces of fruit 2 pieces of homemade cake and 2 bottles of Harrogate still water.

£14.00

Option 3. Gluten Free

Serves 2 People - 2 rounds of sandwiches on Gluten free Bread. Ham salad , Cheese and red onion balsamic vinegar chutney, 2 homemade Frittata, 2 packets of Salted crisps, 2 pieces of fruit, 2 pieces of Gluten free homemade Cake and 2 bottles of Harrogate still water.

£16.00

These picnics are designed for two people and would need to be purchased along with the Dunster Castle express ticket. One of these three choices will cover two people. You will be able to book these picnics up until the night before you visit.  Unfortunately we are unable to make picnics for a party of one and parties for three.

Dates
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Prices
Ticket Price
Adult £28.00
Adult (National Trust Member) £21.00
Child £17.50
Child (National Trust Member) £14.00
Family £80.00
Family (National Trust Members) £65.00
Picnic Menu 1 (Serves 2 People) £14.00
Picnic Menu 2 - Vegetarian (Serves 2 People) £14.00
Picnic Menu 3 - Gluten Free (Serves 2 People) £18.00
Infant £0.00