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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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Stunning castle ruin in spectacular setting

Dunstanburgh Castle sits on a promontory overlooking the North Sea. Reaching it is a 20 to 30 minute walk, from Craster to the South or Embleton to the North (shorter from Dunstan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Dunstanburgh Castle sits on a promontory overlooking the North Sea. Reaching it is a 20 to 30 minute walk, from Craster to the South or Embleton to the North (shorter from Dunstan Steads). The walk from Craster is over a grassy bank (sometimes muddy), beside the sea, affording spectacular views of the castle ahead of you. The walk from Embleton... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Some very nice ruins to look at, the walk along the coast to the ruins is very nice. There are also birds nesting along the cliffside inside the castle grounds although I only saw seagulls. Thew view across the beach and meadows is also relaxing, would be a nice place for a picnic on a warm day with rock pools... More 

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St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Even as a ruin has an imposing majesty. Great views over beach and inland. A real must. For those interested in morden coastal defence history it is worth googling pillboxes. Surprised at the number around the golf course, came home and researched to find that the area includes an old Battle of Britain radar station and earthwork trenches and gun... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We parked in the area next to the tourist information and then took a leisurely walk to the harbour and then followed the path along the coast to the castle. Stunning visuals and blasting wind from the sea made this a walk to remember. The castle ruins are great and you get a real feel of its stature. The highlights... More 

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's a bit of a walk over the fields to this castle, but well worth the trek. Entrance fee is minimal compared to what we'd just paid to visit Alnwick castle the same day, and yet we had more fun here. Yes it's mostly ruins but there's enough left to see what the full structure would have been like and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Best part of the visit is the walk (about a mile) along the coast from Craster to the castle. There's no public road

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great walks over the downs in both directions from the hotel to local villages. Fantastic views. Lots of local history.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

this walk is easy but has amazing sea views , bracing wind. if you are lucky like us you can sea the seals in the waves

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North West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We've been here twice before but in the Summer it was a stunning walk from Craster to the ruins. If you're NT or EH it's free entry but even non-members should do the 45 minute walk and enjoy the castle for what it it. Once inside the kids can climb and play on the walls and the views are superb.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

indeed the walk to the castle is all part of the experience. What a commanding position and what a place it must have been in its heyday. Very friendly custodian on duty

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