Dunster by Candlelight was started in 1986. It is paid for by the Traders of Dunster. Most of the traders open for Candlelight and nearer the time we will publish a list of those Traders who have sponsored the Event. Candlelight is also run in aid of St Margaret's Hospice and all the money from the sale of the programme goes to the Hospice. You will find collectors round the village on both nights. We hope you will be generous
Candlelight takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of December when this remarkably preserved medieval village turns its back on the present and lights its streets with lanterns and where possible candles in the houses
There is no charge to get into Dunster by Candlelight, the only cost is the bus fare from one of the stops in Minehead, Willtion, Watchet, Porlock and Wheddon Cross. The bus fare is £4 single or return. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free.The bus fare helps towards the cost of the buses, Candlelight and a contribution towards the St Margaret's Hospice. Dogs are allowed on the buses and there is a bus for the disabled from the far end of the Car Park behind Minehead Station
When you arrive in Dunster it is 'possible' to walk from one end of the village to the
other enjoying all the entertainment without any extra cost. Of course we
hope you will buy something in the shops or put some pennies in the
collecting tins but, that is up to you.
This wonderful video was produced by Abbie Barnes of Song Thrush Productions for us in 2016.
St. Margaret’s Hospice is dedicated to making each day count for all of our patients and their families. We aim to ensure that they always achieve what they want; from arranging an on-site wedding and a ride on a Harley Davidson, to simply enabling a patient to pet a hedgehog for the first time.
Dunster Tithe Barn - a beautifully restored 16C Barn with walled gardens to the rear and a car park for approximately 35 cars. Fully licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. Extremely flexible accommodation available to hire for wedding receptions, parties, dances, dinners, business meetings, art exhibitions..the list is almost endless..