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Dunster by Candlelight

  • Dunster Castle, Somerset - Castle and Garden © National Trust Images / James

    Dunster Castle, Somerset - Castle and Garden
3 day tour
From £119 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Over two dusky evenings, the picturesque medieval village of Dunster is transported to a bygone era under the glow of candlelight. The village comes alive with a celebration of Christmas past. This includes candlelight and torch processions, carol singers, Morris dancers, street entertainers, a Victorian roundabout and street stalls selling traditional food and drink. Money raised by street collections and program sales are donated to charity.


December 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Day 2

Dunster by Candlelight

In the day, you have free time to explore the local area. After an early dinner make your way to the picturesque village of Dunster, foreshadowed by the imposing castle. For this weekend only the village turns it back on the present and lights the streets with candles*. There is a riot of street entertainers including Carol Singers, Morris Dancers, and Hand Bell Ringers. There is also an abundance of delicious street food and seasonal treats can be purchased in the many shops and stalls.

*Electric lamps are also used.

Day 3

Return home

Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff  

Best Western Tiverton Hotel ***

Set within 2,5 acres of mature gardens, this hotel awaits with a traditional West Country welcome. Located in the heart of Mid-Devon, just 10 minutes from J27 of the M5 and close to both Taunton and Exeter, this is a great base to explore the area. The hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar; free Wi-Fi and conference and banqueting suites. Each of the 69 spacious en-suite bedrooms is equipped with satellite TV, hospitality tray and hairdryer. There are many ground floor rooms and some adapted for disabled use. The hotel has coach parking and offers tea/coffee on arrival and porterage.

Holiday Inn Taunton ***

This modern hotel is situated just off the M5 at junction 25, close to Taunton town centre. Enjoy a buffet breakfast or a delicious meal in the contemporary lounge or relax at the bar. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the Spirit Health Club with an indoor pool, spa, sauna, solarium and gym. The comfortable bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities for your convenience. The hotel has a lift and a free car park.

Dates 3 days / 2 nights 
December 2022 From £119.00 per person
December 2023 From £139.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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