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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 576231

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Best castle ruin in England

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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North West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're lucky enough to visit here on a warm, sunny day you can't fail to enjoy the walk from Craster to what can only be described as something out of a fairytale. It's a wonderful sight when you catch a first glimpse of the ruins, and somehow fascinating. The views of the sea add to it's beauty, as well... More 

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Durham
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30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We've visited the castle several times over the years but this was the first with out 8 year old boy. The short walk across the field alongside the beach adds to the adventure of visiting the dramatic castle and you are rewarded with wonderful views so taking a camera is a must. A staircase offers you different perspectives and is... More 

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UK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was a long walk with a group of 14-16 year olds but well worth it. A must visit for families just to see the amazing castle and what we actually have on offer in the UK. I didnt even know such beautiful structures were on our doorstep. Amazing....

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great walk which is well signposted. There was an very cold wind on our walk ,so wrap up well. The Castle itself was very atmospheric and is a ruin unlike Bamburgh Castle

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Brisk walk from craster, then lovely cup if tea at tea rooms in craster. Children's loved walking between sheep. Keep your dog on a leash for the sheep

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This was a lovely stroll with wonderful views out to sea ,about three quarter mile walk from Craster ,Dunstanburgh castle is in ruins now ,but still quite a bit standing and a very serene spot to sit and while away a hour or too

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had a great walk up to the castle, not many people about and it was very atmospheric with waves crashing and wind blowing. In the top 5 of places in the world to visit!

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

What a lovely walk from the nearby village of Craster to this beautiful castle. We didn't pay entry fee, as late in the day, but a great walk along the cliff top and then walked around the castle. A must if in the area, local pub had good reviews too.

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