You need to be feeling up for a walk to get to Dunstanburgh, but on a fine, bright day the mile and a bit walk along a pleasant coastal path is bracing. The path is on a slight incline, but would not say it is hilly. I would recommend sensible footwear!
We accessed it from Craster. We parked in the Pay and Display car park on the approach to the village. The cost was nominal and it would appear that there is limited parking elsewhere. Spare a thought for the locals and use the Pay and Display!
The castle is owned by the National Trust and managed by English Heritage. It is a ruin - there is one staircase and the views from the top of the tower were amazing. I don't know if I would pay specifically to go in, we went because we are NT members. You can get close to the site without having to pay the entrance fee.
It offers some fantastic photo opportunities. There are no 'rest rooms' at the Castle. There is a small shop, with soft drinks and the usual merchandising. So whilst I wouldn't recommend making a special trip there, I would recommend it if you are in the area, it's a dry and bright day and you're a member of either the National Trust or English Heritage.
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