Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Somerset
Dunster by Candlelight
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
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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.
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.