We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
Improve this listing
88%
Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Attraction details
Write a Review

344 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    172
    131
    31
    9
    1
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Dunstanburgh castle is worth a stroll from Craster and very scenic (approx 2 and a half mile round trip from Craster car park.) Alternatively you can park near Embleton golf course and approach from the north. If you fancy a longer walk You can park at Low Newton by the sea, and walk all the way down the beach which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bideford, Devon
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Walked to the castle from Craster, lovely walk along lovely coastline. Great setting for the castle with good descriptions of its history - very atmospheric - well worth a visit if you are in this part of the world!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warrington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited the castle recently with my family, great walk along the beach from the golf club to the castle, and then onto Craster for lunch. Well worth braving the cold winds blowing in from the North Sea.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Matthews, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Lovely little village with a small harbor, ferocious North Sea, castle complex and super seafood! Start your morning at the car park -- no cars in town. Stop by the harbor and check out how small the entrance is for the fishing/herring boats. Nice if you can time your visit as the tide is just coming in so you can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After a mile and a half walk there (and back!) from Craster across coastal fields shared with cows and sheep the ruined castle was lovely. It was however a bit pricey at £4.30 for non members of English Heritage. Staff in gift shop were very friendly and the views across the North Sea was lovely. The day we visited it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Like 100's of other half term visitors to Northumberland during this October half term, my family and I paid our £2.00 parking fee and strode the 1.3 miles from the interesting quayside village of Craster along the rugged coastline towards Dunstanburgh Castle. The views towards the castle on the approach walk are brilliant, even in the cloudy, grey weather we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burgh le Marsh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A bracing walk from Craster along the coast brings you to Dunstanburgh Castle and glorious views to the Farne Isles and Bamburgh castle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A ruined castle, overlooking the sea. Visible from miles around, its towers really do add to the natural beauty of the coastline in a way that they probably didn’t when first constructed. The castle is run by English Heritage. Entry costs £4.30, although it’s free to members of the National Trust and, obviously, English Heritage. Built – or at least,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
york
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

God I love my castles, the more ruined the better. Dunstanburgh has one of the best approaches in the country, it's dramatic, dark and foreboding as you walk along the coastal path towards it. It's a good old hike to get there which just adds to the atmosphere, unlike Stonehenge where you park up and scrape your door against a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This wonderful castle which can be seen from miles from the north and south is a great favourite. The walk from Craster along the coast is stunning especially last Saturday, 18th October, when it was warm and sunny.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dunstanburgh Castle also viewed

Alnwick, Northumberland
Bamburgh, Northumberland
 
Alnwick, Northumberland
Alnwick, Northumberland
 

Been to Dunstanburgh Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing