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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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Redditch, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The castle is reached by a lovely walk along the coastline from Craster and its well worth the walk. The ruins are impressive and the views spectacular make and effort to visit you won't be dissappointed.

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Baildon, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Get there nice and early to avoid the crowds and enjoy the landscape! Park in the car park in Craster next to the tourist information building. The walk is easy to find and very enjoyable. Stunning seascape, wonderful panoramas of the countryside and castle. The walk is flat so not too taxing. It's also worth going round the left hand... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Outstanding - literally. The two best ways to visit, (you can't drive up to the castle), fortunately involve pubs. Either walk from Craster, (about a mile) along the cliff top and stop off at the Jolly Sailor for great beer, (and get some of the best kippers in the world from the smokehouse opposite), or park up at Low Newton... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We parked up by the Dunstanburgh Golf Club and walked back towards the Castle on the beach and the rest of the way on the coastal path. It's approximately one and a half miles each way. The Castle itself is very interesting and covers a wide area. In the ticket office there is a very friendly girl where you can... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We used to visit this castle when we were kids only a 30 minute coastal stroll from Craster. It's rather spiritual in daytime and more mysterious by night. Another famous Northumbrian stronghold.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Good place to visit - English heritage site with plenty of informative info boards. The inside of the castle is incredibly spacious and unusual to see such wide open space in a castle. It was obviously built to make prime use of the natural defences such as the cliffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

What a fab. place to visit! Standing in the ruins and looking around you can see just why it was built. Beautifully kept, with a very pleasant young lady in the office. Wonderful walk across grass all the way - dog owners you'll love it, our mini dachshund (aged 14) ran for a mile each way!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful setting on the rocks between Crater and Dunstanbrough, can be seen fro lots of different locations. I have taken many photos in all weathers and in all it looks dramatic. Better access and a shorter walk from Dunstan Steads!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

What a beautiful place this is and the fact that it is over a mile walk across open countryside with the sea on one side makes it all the better. Not good for anyone that does not like walking. Wonderful place for photos.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We parked in Craster and followed a short walk to the castle along the coast. (approx 1.5miles across fields). The walk is flat most of the way with a short climb to the castle. The Castle and views of the coastline are fantastic. We were lucky to go on a warm, sunny day and continued on to Embleton Bay (approx... More

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