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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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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great walk from Craster to the Castle on a beautiful day. Surprised you had to pay to visit but we joined English Heritage and got in for free (had to pay an annual family subsricption). Nice little shop with friendly staff. Lovely view over the beach and fortunate to be there to see runners doing a long distance race

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the castle ( first time 20 years ago). Any review of the castle has to include the walk to the castle. The walk from Craster is fantastic along the coast through fields of sheep and cattle, then a gentle climb up to the castle. As others have said there isn't a great deal to... More

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A 20 minute walk from Craster. You pay £2 to park all day in Craster's big car park which is a very reasonable price with toilets and visitor centre at the entrance. Then walk along the coast through sheep and cow fields (so dogs can't stretch their legs off lead I'm afraid) to the castle. No toilets at the castle... More

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Walked up coast path from Alnmouth. Walk is straightforward, no steep hills, no clambering required, and fantastic views all the way. In particular the castle seems to float in and out of view, looking unreal, first sight was about an hour into the walk. Took three hours to walk to Craster, a great place for lunch, a further half an... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the best castles in so far as views go. I can only imagine what It would look like on a fog less day. It is is a long walk to the castle however with no restrooms at the castle Itself. Lots of sheep and cows on the way to the castle. Nice views but a long walk.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

You can let your imagination run wild here. Not a lot to see in the ruins but the location is stunning.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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