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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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Lovely location, very atmospheric. Enjoyed the walk from Craster to the castle as it is along the coast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Temple City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely location, very atmospheric. Enjoyed the walk from Craster to the castle as it is along the coast.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Dunstaburgh castle is close to my heart and seeing it makes me feel at home, I'm from the area originally!. We go to Embleton golf course and walk to the castle from there as it is better access for me, as I am disabled. I have endless photos of Dunstanburgh castle from all directions in all weathers. If people arnt... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

NT castle ruins, great views but allow a 20-30 minute walk across fields to get there. Information boards posted around the grounds help to imagine what it was like before it fell into disrepair. Don't stray onto the golf course, someone walking behind us did and a golfer started swearing angrily at him. Small shop there selling hot and cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant piece of coastline to walk in the summer...take a picnic and avoid walking across the golf course, Iikely to (quite rightly) cop one in the mush. Go, you'll thank me.

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Brilliant to visit, walk along the shore edge & see the nesting seabirds. Beautiful castle & staff helpful

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The half an hour walk from Craster harbour to the edge of this romantic castle ruin is one of my favourite all time walks. You have the sea on one side, sheep grazing on the other side and this ruin gradually coming to life in front of you. Its a wonderful sight and I never get fed up with visiting... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Make time to walk along the beach to the castle. Such a lovely coastline. If you are there at night don't forget to look up at the stars if it's a clear night that is, you will be amazed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You can't get too far away from amazing history anywhere in this part of the world, but the hauntingly evocative Dunstanburgh Castle with its location overlooking the Sea and its history, especially its role on the Civil War, makes this an unmissable destination.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The views from north & south, whilst walking the coast are extraordinary. Close up the ruins are truly atmospheric. Take your time & live the experience

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The walk (or buggy in my husband's case) across the headland from Craster is wonderful and the view of the ruined castle on the skyline impressive - unfortunately we were unable to get near to the castle itself this year as the last large gate has been nailed closed and the pedestrian gate at the side has been made so... More 

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