the station ... on the longest Heritage Railway in England ... for one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in England ... bliss!

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle is an ancient castle and comfortable country home with magnificent vistas and subtropical gardens

Dramatically situated on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history.

Dunster Castle

The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during the 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years.

The castle boasts spectacular views toward the Bristol channel, the Quantock hills and up to the moors of Exmoor.

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?

Every Wednesday and Saturday from April to the start of November the Dunster Castle Express will leave Bishops Lydeard station at 10.25am. Alighting at Dunster station the special coach connection will take you to Dunster Castle and return you back in time for your return train arriving at Bishops Lydeard at 5.19pm.

Your ticket includes the return train journey to and from Dunster station, with the special coach transfer from Dunster station to Dunster Castle and full admission into Dunster Castle and Gardens.

Dunster Castle Express

For more information on the castle please visit their website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunster-castle/visitor-information/