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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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Fantastic views

A really picturesque ruin which has enough complete buildings to keep you interested. Kids love it too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Embleton, United Kingdom
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Embleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really picturesque ruin which has enough complete buildings to keep you interested. Kids love it too.

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england
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What many reviewers say is accurate. But inside there is very little to see ! You may as well look at it from the outside . It really is absurd that you have to pay to see the only remaining castle wall from the inside .. It is the same wall that you have been looking at on the 1ml... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the castle along the coast is beautiful. Well worth doing on a nice none windy day. The castle is mainly ruins, is worth a visit but non as impressive as it looks from afar. The walk to and from is the highlight.

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Thank Peter A
Tyne and Wear
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Dunstanburgh and Craster recently, I lovely little day out! the walk from Craster is picturesque and the castle is beautiful.

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Hartlepool
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the castle today. We parked near Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Course and followed the public footpath along the golf course. Fantastic views. The castle ruins are magnificent ! You are able to climb one of the towers and follow the wall down to the coastline. Walked back to the car along the beach. Stunning views - well worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This beautiful ruin dominates the coast as you walk for miles around. I love it! I smile whenever I see it.

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This dramatic ruin stands proudly on the headland and is only accessible via footpaths from either Craster or Low Newton. We parked at Craster car park and followed the path through fields and along the coastline. It was foggy and windy which only added to the atmosphere; the sight of the ruins emerging from the fog was truly breathtaking! The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A dramatic ruined castle on the Northumbrian Coast. Walk to it (it's about 1 mile) from either Craster or from Low Newton by the sea - each of these have a good pub waiting for you.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The castle ruins stand proudly on the headland and are very imposing when you get up close but the joy of this visit was the coastal walk to it from Embleton which is magnificent. Worth half a days visit.

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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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