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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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A good brisk walk to a fantastic castle.

Worthy of a visit. The views and walk are outstanding. Dress appropriately as the surface can be... read more

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Dunstanburgh Castle

Walking in along the path from Craster gives you a very good view of the Castle. It's a flat path... read more

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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed today

Worthy of a visit. The views and walk are outstanding. Dress appropriately as the surface can be a little tricky. Get there before 4pm a must.

Thank IanR007
Reviewed today

Walking in along the path from Craster gives you a very good view of the Castle. It's a flat path, so easy walking. The castle itself is an English Heritage site (though National Trust members also get free entry) The coastal paths give good views...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this castle. The walk from Craster takes about forty minutes and you see the magnificent ruins emerging from the mist in the distance as you start, slowly getting nearer and nearer. With pounding sea surf next to you as you stroll along, this...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here for the umpteenth time. This castle is in an outstanding location and can be approached from Craster to the south or Embleton to the north (Embleton Bay is an extensive and beautiful beach). The walk from Craster is about 1 1/4 miles along...More

Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it's a ruin, and yes it's not as pretty as Bamburgh, nor arguably as historically significant, but what this castle has is atmosphere. By the ton. You need to walk half a mile to get to it, and there's no real shelter from the...More

Thank coln M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is impressive and in a lovely spot. Walk through fields to get there. It is a ruin. No museum/ exhibits just a few boards with some details on. What you would expect from a ruin! We are members of EH so did not need...More

Thank KatM27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following a fabulous walk with stunning views of the castle coming into view sitting in the sunshine. Greeted by a very informative gentleman in the shop able to give a potted history of the castle. Stunning castle. Stunning views. Great day out .

Thank Samstersmam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great castle to visit, it is a good walk to it but well worth it. Nice lady greeted us. Would be a bit rough on a bad day.

Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the bracing 1.5 mile coastal walk from the Village to Dunstanburgh Castle and the welcome Cuppa offered by the Castle Catering Staff --not very much to see there and not recommended at all

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owned by the National Trust but administered by English Heritage and a 15-20 minute walk from the public car park in Craster. The walk is not difficult but can be a bit exposed and a good pair of shoes is required. The castle is ruins...More

Thank Priti T
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Karen H
18 March 2017|
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Response from Dickodemint | Reviewed this property |
I think the miserable, dog unfriendly !! National Trust, don't like dogs onto their precious monuments..which by the way with Government subsidies and support, even non members and dog owners pay for. The castle itself, is a... More
Matilda L
22 January 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but check the hours on the website as they vary in the winter
16 May 2016|
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Response from theAngerNextDoor | Reviewed this property |
you can hang around the castle but i never heard of ghostly presences .You are weird one LOL