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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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We walked here from Low Newton; it took us about an hour and a half each way. Watch out for the tides!The views are stunning on a clear day, and you can walk around the ruin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked here from Low Newton; it took us about an hour and a half each way. Watch out for the tides!The views are stunning on a clear day, and you can walk around the ruin, including climbing up steep steps in the gatehouse. Drinks and snacks are available in the ticket booth/shop as well as souvenirs.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You park in the village of Craster when you arrive and walk along the coast to the castle. The walk itself is great, with nice views but be sure you wear some good walking shoes as it can be very wet and muddy (beware of the sheep droppings as well!) The castle looks imposing even from a distance but even... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked over to the castle in early dusk - simply stunning at this times of day - a good walk from Craster (about a mile) tho you wouldn't think - stunning!

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk from Craster to this amazing castle. Lovely soft grass and the sea is alongside. Ancient old building worth a visit

Thank June T
Bury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to this castle is a really pleasant experience all its own, and when you get there its quite a sight to see.

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit of a walk from the nearest road but is well worth the walk, wonderful coastal views from the castle & surrounding area, beautiful fresh air too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a suggestion to visit the Castle by of a Scottish friend, We found the 14 century fortification on the coast of Northumberland laying on a sort of Peninsula, located between the villages of Embleton & Craster. Even if it is a good walk from the car park, it worth to go. You can find dozens of angles to take... More 

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Dalton on Tees
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvellous ! The views are incredible from the top of the tower. This castle is one of Northumberland's gems. Even on a damp, foggy day it is well worth a trip . Parking is nearby in Craster, pleasant, easy walk to the castle, lots of fab views and photo opps!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle makes a great counter-point to Bamburgh. It's a bit of a walk from Craster but a stunning one along the coastal path. No much to see in the castle itself, but the ruin is imposing, and it's really the walk and atmosphere that make it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ruins of a great castle overlooking a spectacular coast. You need to park the car about a mile away and walk up a steep incline to reach the castle. The views of the castle and the coast are breathtaking. The castle is free for both National Trust and English Heritage. Worth a visit if you are a member but the... More 

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