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Dunstanburgh Castle

Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
Traveler Description: Dunstanburgh Castle is a picturesque historic ruin standing proudly on a basalt mound between the village of Craster and Low Newton. The castle... more »
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Doncaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have been before and enjoy the walk to and from Craster, we had a sunny warm days and the trip through the fields with friendly cows and gentle sounds from the sea was almost idyllic. The castle is a very interesting (English Heritage) ruin, we spent an hours or so exploring again and will return

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The walk from craster or the north is short enough for young kids and not too strenuous but the views are fantastic. There is lots for little ones to scramble about on.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This castle is on the long list of historic monuments to visit when in Northumberland. But it can be a trek to get to. From the quaint little fishing village of Craster, the trip up to Dunstanburgh Castle is deceptively long. But that's part of the fun. The trail from the village takes by by the coast and across moorland.... More

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Liverpool England
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The walk from Craster to this castle is well worth the effort and the views are stunning. It is a comfortable walk and the path is well trodden.Ideal if you have a dog!!!!!

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Have been here at various times of the year, on beautiful warm days to windy days with seas crashing on the rocks. Don't need to go in the castle to enjoy the spectacle but inside the view is even better from the tower. Try a walk from Craster or a longer route if you are up to it.

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Ballito, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I decided I wanted to do a fair distance walking trail while I was in the area, the guardian.com website lists the trail from Craster to Newton-on-sea as one of the top ten in England. The round trip is about 13km and takes you past the castle ruins, passed some ww2 bunkers, down onto the beach and back up to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Impressive site. Lots of history. Try walking past the castle to Newton by the Sea and local brewery/cafe.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have a caravan in the area so we have visited the castle numerous times. Great place of interest to visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The walk from the car park to the castle is very scenic and the views from the castle are great. Being a National Trust member it didn't cost anything.

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Worth preserving but not much intact to see. The views are tremendous as is the walk from Craster, about a mile, park on entry to village, adds a bit to the walk though.

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