Local Events

There are some great local Events on throughout the year in Dunster, Minehead and the surrounding national park in Exmoor and Somerset. See below for more details

Dunster By Candlelight

Dunster By Candlelight

The atmospheric Dunster by Candlelight Festival takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of December. A charming start to the seasonal festivities, Dunster’s ancient streets ring with carol singers, choirs, brass bands and bell ringers. There are street entertainers, fire spinners, flame jugglers and medieval plays and all the local independent shops stay open late providing ideal opportunities for quirky Christmas shopping. There are plenty of welcoming bars, cafes and restaurants should the weather be chilly.

Colourful stilt-walkers lead an exuberant procession through the cobbled streets of the village to light the lanterns on the Friday evening and these take the place of electric street lamps for the two evenings every year. The Festival runs 5 - 9pm Friday and 4 - 9pm Saturday.

Entrance is free and all profits from the sale of the festival programme go to the local St Margaret’s Hospice. 

Bat's Castle Guided walk

Bat's Castle Guided walk

Join local walk leaders on a guided walk to Bat's Castle, Dunster. Starting from The National Park Centre in Dunster, you will be guided through hidden parts of the historical village and into some wonderful scenery and landscape on the outskirts of Dunster. You will learn about the rich history of the area and come across some breathtaking 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. Booking essential - call 01643 821835

Exmoor Adventures Coasteering Days

Exmoor Adventures Coasteering Days

Enjoy an exhilarating guided Coasteering trip with Exmoor Adventures around the stunning North Devon coastline. Experienced and qualified Coasteering instructors will kit you out with a thick winter wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet, before taking you on an adventure to remember. You’ll journey along a section of coastline by means of swimming, scrambling, climbing and jumping into the deep water. You’ll be up close and personal with a unique landscape, with the possibility of seeing such wildlife as porpoises, seals and much more!

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