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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Great walk with Dunstanburgh Castle on the skyline.

We walked along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle. The views were just amazing. Inside, the castle... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
Walk to castle

A superb coastal walk to the castle from Craster after parking by the tourist information centre... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle. The views were just amazing. Inside, the castle was impressive and well worth a visit.

Thank 570rfg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb coastal walk to the castle from Craster after parking by the tourist information centre. Refreshments are available from the pipers piece caravan .If you go a bit further the stunning Embleton beach awaits. The grass path is simple and even to walk on...More

Thank sconnyla
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's what story book castle walks are made of. You have the seaside, fields of free roaming sheep to reach this castle ruin. It's an easy walk, the most challenging thing is watching out for the sheep poop. The gift shop has drinks and souvenier...More

1  Thank simply126
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunstanburgh Castle truly surpassed expectation having driven up and parked in Craster, walking down the round and turning the corner you see the castle off in the distance. A lovely walk along the coast to the Castle in glorious sunshine, the Castle is great with...More

Thank sandynorrie73
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable walk from Craster village – a great stroll along the headland, beware that these are ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Entrance fee for people in neither English Heritage or The National Trust. No toilets onsite, these are back in Craster. I'm biased but I love...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a ruined castle on a hill, owned by National trust but entry for non members is £5. We walked along the cliff tops from the village of Craster this is a very easy walk and can be done both ways in about an...More

1  Thank christine l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ruins and very interesting. National Trust so take your card. Very bleak which adds to it's charm. Lovely walk up to it and back into Craster. Loads of history so well worth buying the brief guide.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Trust Site , so free to members. The small village gets a little crowded during busy days , may be a problem parking at times , a fair trek to the Castle , but stunning views to take in en route are worth it....More

1  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was worth the trek from Embleton to the beach , then along it to reach the castle , best way to get to it is to turn right at the 3 Concrete WW2 Beach Obstacles - and go up the gully , then along...More

Thank 73North
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ideally if you are up to it park either at Low Newton or Craster and walk via Dunstanbrough Castle (English Heritage) enjoying the unique Northumbrian coast, the unusual geological features near the castle (the boulders on the beach below the golf course with the castle...More

1  Thank ldimage1
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Karen H
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Dickodemint | Reviewed this property |
I think the miserable, dog unfriendly !! National Trust, don't like dogs onto their precious monuments..which by the way with Government subsidies and support, even non members and dog owners pay for. The castle itself, is a... More
Matilda L
January 22, 2017|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but check the hours on the website as they vary in the winter
May 15, 2016|
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Response from theAngerNextDoor | Reviewed this property |
you can hang around the castle but i never heard of ghostly presences .You are weird one LOL