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Dunstanburgh Castle

Address: Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 576231
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Second visit to this awesome castle - the first at least 15 years ago and in glorious sunshine. This visit was in fog but that enhanced the experience: to see the majestic ruins gradually appear as the sun burned off the fog was amazing. The walk from Craster is easy (and the cows are friendly!) and is well worth it... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The ruins are visible for miles around but are pretty easily accessible from Craster by a 15 minute or so walk along the coastal path. Its open most days of the year and run by English heritage but National Trust members can also visit for free.

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Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

High on the Northumbrian coastline is the ruined remains of what must have been one of Great Britains largest Castle at time of Viking invasions. Tour around the gulleys/ravines you gain a picture of how strong a defence this castle presented and shelter for nearby local inhabitants. Take a 35 mm camera with you for great shots. .Be careful of... More 

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UK
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is a great walk from Craster and the castle is impressive. Walk your dog along the coast and it will love it. You can also walk past the castle and go further along the coast.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had long wanted to visit the castle, it was great to see it when walking from Craster but disappointing as it was only really a frontage, good views all around

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