Dunster Working Watermill (also known as Castle Mill) is a restored 18th century watermill, situated on the River Avill, close to Gallox Bridge, in the grounds of Dunster Castle in Dunster, Somerset, England. It is a Grade II* listed building.
The mill stands on a site where a mill was first recorded in the Domesday Book, but the present building was constructed around 1780. It closed in 1962 but was restored in 1979 and is still used to grind flour. The equipment is powered by two overshot wheels. It is owned and run by the National Trust.
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Sue Smith | Feb 4, 2018
The Water Mill Barn cafe has been taken over by the National Trust and the cream teas are not as good anymore. Prior to National Trust takeover, there was lashings of cream & jam. Sadly not any more. Instead a pot of National Trust jam and pot of Rodda cream. Lovely surroundings though.
Nate Gooding | Feb 4, 2018
Beautiful watermill great to see it working and learning about the history from the knowledgeable staff on hand. Great selection of flour and muesli to buy made in the mill also a good selection of old tools and items in the mill building well worth a visit along with the fantastic castle
Mel Angier | Aug 18, 2017
Great castle and much to see in it and the mill house! My favourite part was the banister on the main staircase--it was all carved and portrayed a deer hunt in the woods with hounds at the bottom and middle, and the deer at the top of the stairs. Beatiful!
Angela Porter | Aug 19, 2017
Wonderful interlude to our visit to the castle. A volunteer kindly explained the workings to us and told us stories about the mill. Great!
Nick Poat | Jun 4, 2017
Nice working mill. Lovely gardens and a great castle.
Martin Campbell | Apr 15, 2018
Fascinating explanation of process given by knowledgeable local guide. Sad to hear that the wheat is imported from abroad and not locally grown.
Lena Macfarlane | Apr 10, 2018
Lovely Castle. The working mill is also amazing!
Dave Snoxall | Apr 29, 2018
Really interesting to watch the mill working and see the finished product.
Adrian Grimshaw | Jun 17, 2018
Great National Trust site with lots to see and do. Currently lots of improvement work going on too, so worth another visit if we are nearby. Mill is currently active on 1st Wednesday of each month, but you can still go around it on any day - and buy some flour!
Mick Rozee | May 15, 2018
Warm welcome, to a lovely castle. We went expecting to be there a couple of hours stayed 6. Loved the gardens, and the castle. Made sure to see servants quarters and the kitchens
Anne Holder | May 9, 2018
Interesting visit but worth noting that to get to the water mill you have to pay to get into the castle, you can't just visit the water mill.
sue crabb | Jul 15, 2018
Always a brilliant day out The castle is amazing and the grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed a lovely snack in the café too. Will definitely go again as we love it Took our 10 year old grandson and he enjoyed it too
Darren Stevenson | Jul 14, 2018
Nice place to see on the grounds of dunster castle has a nice tea room out towards the village. The gentleman got my kids involved and they made flour from grain.
Ian Ross | Jul 16, 2018
A fantastic place to spend the day. Interesting tours and wonderful walks through the extensive gardens.
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