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Dunstanburgh Castle

Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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Reading, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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 

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Bideford, Devon
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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!

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Warrington
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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.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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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 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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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 

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