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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Dunstanburgh Rd, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 576231
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One of the most thought provoking and places I have ever visited and the it still gets me every time I visit. I took my girls (10 & 6yrs) for the first time recently and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

One of the most thought provoking and places I have ever visited and the it still gets me every time I visit. I took my girls (10 & 6yrs) for the first time recently and they loved it, especially going round the castle and searching the rock pools on the walk up to the castle. It's a place that either... More 

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Over haddon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a well-preserved Medieval castle, standing on a small hill of black basalt, with commanding views north and south along the beautiful Northumberland coast. It is run by English Heritage on land owned by the National Trust, so it is kept free of any developments which might spoil the setting. In fact, you have to walk for about a... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Castle ruins situated right on the cliff tops provide a beautiful skyline in any kind of weather. Great target to walk to from Craster or Newton with a fine selection of hostelries for a post walk drink and eats

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A stunning ruin on the edge of the beautiful Northumbrian coast. A place to imagine knights in armour, thundering horseshoe hoofs and boiling tar as past battles rage. Or you can just stand and absorb the wonderful beauty of this coastline and on a clear day see inland to the Cheviot hills. If you are exploring this county then this... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The skyline from Craster and provides a great "target" for a wslker who needs motivation to go anywhere. Just go already !

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Fareham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We chose to visit the castle in the evening by walking there as the sun set out of opening hours. This was a dramatic and wonderful experience. A red kite was flying overhead by the castle as we circled it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely windswept location. 1.5 mile track from the car park among the sheep to the left and beautiful coastline to the right, you get to a ruin of a castle managed by English Heritage on National Trst land. While walking round the perimeter we saw a cliff of hundreds of seagulls which was a dynamic sight. There was a small... More 

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Jarrow,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Parked up at Craster (use the facilities there as non at castle), walked along to castle and went in for the first time, free as we are National Trust members, walked around castle and did a bit exploring dogs are allowed in as well, some great picture opportunities, then we walked by the golf course, along the beach to Low... More 

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Whitley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked from the centre of Crastor on an inland path on a four mile route that took us past Dunstanburgh Castle. It was a very sunny day and the landscape was beautiful we walked through fields of wheat, across a golf course with views of the castle on the second half of the walk. We didn't go into the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The closest parking, is a small car park in Craster, but get there early as it soon fills up in busy times. The walk to the castle is quite a distance, but enjoyable, as it gives you the opportunity view the scenery. Although there isn't much of the castle left to look at, it is a nice place to sit... More 

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