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Dunstanburgh Castle

Alnwick | Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Ranked #3 of 15 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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Durham, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are an English Heritage or National Trust member it is free entry into the castle, otherwise it is £4.30. Not much to see inside the castle, steep steps lead up one of the towers where there is a viewing platform which gives really good views along coast in both directions. Other than this you can walk around the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was a lovely walk along the coast to the castle. Unfortunately the dog had to be kept on a lead because of cows and sheep which was a bit of a nightmare. However it was a great walk. We did not go in to the castle grounds because of the dog but looked impressive.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just amnazing. The. Castle, the light, the beacb. Feels almost spiritual. And to top it all, not crowded. I just love it.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An hour or so her is very well spent. English Heritage have taken a lot of trouble with the commentary and information given.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

You can walk to the Castle from Embleton Bay or from Craster. From the former you get an understanding of its strategic position based on the cliffs and from the later the looming gatehouse shows how imposing a structure it must have looked in it's heyday. The payment of the entrance fee was a bit steep - especially as there... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Stunning scenery but entry fee too steep for a ruin. You could just walk to it and photograph it from the outside. Stunning from the outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We're photographers, so we loved it — it was great to shoot, as well as being peaceful, beautiful and fascinating. We spent ages walking around every inch of the site. The walk is almost as good as the castle itself, but the views from the top of the stairs are amazing. The fee does seem expensive, considering there are no... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great walk from Craster to the castle on the NT coastal walk. So photogenic, No need to pay the entrance fee to go inside the castle unless you want to see/learn the history etc. Walk alongside for free.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ij order to reach the castle you need to park at Craster then take a short and very pretty walk along the fields by the sea to the castle (mostly quiet flat until you get right outside the castle and whole walk about 1.5 miles). There are some lovely picnic spots along the way, as long as you don't mind... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The castle stands proud on the sky line .with the sea as a back drop. Its over a mile from Caster over fields with the sea on one side all the way, theres a up hill section to get to the entrance, Just turn round and have a look were youve come from at this point.You can see why they... More

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