Dunster Water Mill | Day Out With The Kids

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Dunster Water Mill

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  • Ages 4-12
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Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Dunster Water Mill is a fully restored 18th century working watermill that is considered one of the finest in the West Country. It is part of Dunster Castle and Gardens, so you can buy a joint ticket for all the attractions and really make a day of it!

The mill can be found at the entrance to Dunster Castle River Gardens, in peaceful surroundings near the River Avil. The mill currently produces stone ground wholemeal flour from organic wheat, although it is only operating on certain days at the moment, so it is a good idea to call before you visit to check whether it will be in action on the day if that's your main reason for going.

When it is in operation, you can discover how water has been harnessed for centuries to produce flour as you see the restored water wheel working. Then, you can see how flour is produced as wheat grain is fed down to the grinding stones, and marvel at the working winding gear. There is a wonderful collection of farming tools in the integral museum, where you can examine ploughs and other items that were in use before the introduction of the trusty tractor!

You can complete your visit with a peaceful wander around the gardens. If you fancy an easy walk that is suitable for the whole family, there is a lovely circular walk that is only a mile long from Dunster Castle that passes through the peaceful setting of the watermill. There is also a tearoom about 50 yards from the mill, if you fancy some refreshments (or a cream tea!) as part of your day out.

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Opening hours

10:00 - (seasonal times do vary)

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Mill Lane, Dunster, Somerset and Bristol, TA24 6SW, England

Phone number

01643 821759

Map

Website

Click here to visit Dunster Water Mill's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Dunster Water Mill has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Dunster Water Mill has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Dunster Water Mill has not told us about their dining options.

Dunster Water Mill has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Dunster Water Mill has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Dunster Water Mill has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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