Dunster by Candlelight

Step back in time as the village of Dunster lights its medieval streets with just candles. This magical event, which begins at dusk, is a unique chance to enjoy the village and its magnificent Castle illuminated much more softly whilst joining in in the traditional atmosphere.


Day 1 – On our way to our hotel we visit the popular town of Tiverton, home to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. After some free time we continue to our hotel for a two night stay.
Day 2 – After a leisurely breakfast our coach will take us on a scenic drive through Exmoor National Park to Minehead for free time, the Promenade offers a variety of cafés where you can sit back and enjoy the simply stunning views across the beach and North Hill. Later this afternoon we will be picked up by a shuttle bus which will take us to the village of Dunster. Every year on the first weekend in December this remarkably preserved medieval village lights up its street with candles, the atmosphere is both traditional and exciting and the entertainment throughout the village includes Carol Singers, Morris Dancers, Hand Bell Ringers, a large fairground organ and choirs in the Parish Church.
Day 3 – Enjoying a leisurely journey home we enjoy a comfort stop in the city of Bristol, famed for its maritime history and an award-winning array of restaurants, bars and cafés.  

Durrant House Hotel ***, Bideford

With views over the River Torridge estuary, this upscale hotel is just 2-miles from the Northam Burrows Country Park.


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Lift
  • R&R Spa




2 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions to Tiverton, Minehead, Dunster and Bristol

Scenic drive through Exmoor National Park

Late-Afternoon Candlelight event in Dunster


DEPARTURE DATE            DAYS                     FROM                   S/SUPP

Fri 01 December              3                              £189                       £15