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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Castle in need of repair!

This place is dropping down ;) It’s was a good lengthy walk to the castle from craster. Cool raven... read more

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V2322IHanthonyc
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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Tourist trail on a COLD day

Decided to explore the inside of the castle as it was so so cold outside. Great to wander from room... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
petersL149PP
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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This place is dropping down ;) It’s was a good lengthy walk to the castle from craster. Cool raven nest. Stunning shore line and waves and nesting birds. Nice to walk around. The booklet with information was four quid which we didn’t bother with as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to explore the inside of the castle as it was so so cold outside. Great to wander from room to room imagining how it must have been to live there

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank petersL149PP
EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The weather can change suddenly out here, so it's always worth brining an extra layer with you, just don't forget to take it home with you. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is certainly a ruin but so interesting. When built it would have been really impressive. The location lends itself to be easily defended although it may have been an odd choice as it is away from large settlements. There are a good number of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle was built to be seen from Bamburgh Castle; as a show of power, rather than defend anything. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked to the castle from Craster, and then on the coastal path to Embleton, after our visit. The walk to Dunstanburgh is wonderful, as the castle gradually reveals itself , and the force of the sea and winds makes itself known to you as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We love to see folk enjoying a picnic on the site, don't forget to take everything back with you. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We parked in Craster (£1.00 for 2 hours) and walked to the castle along the coast. The walk is very easy and flat almost the whole way. It is may be just over a mile from the village to the castle. You can see the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Both English Heritage and National Trust members get in to Dunstanburgh Castle for free. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking to Dunstonburgh castle from Craster. Spectacular views of the sea. An easy walk along grass. Around 4 miles round trip. The ruins still allow you to climb up to the third storey with great views of Bambrough on a clear day.

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle was built to be seen from Bamburgh Castle and it has similarly good views up and down the coastline. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the loveliest coastal walks from Craster to the castle - nice and easy too! Pick up some yummy kippers in Craster too while you are there.

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The mile and a half from Craster offers great views of Dunstanburgh Castle, coastal wildlife and the sea. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are amazing from the castle tower. Well worth the walk along the coast. Be warned though you have to walk through fields with livestock it was full of cows when we visited and they were getting quite jumpy with all of the dogs....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle has always been surrounded by farmland, and there are often cows or sheep in the fields. We and the National Trust request that dogs are kept on a lead over the farm land and at the Castle site....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive coastal defence and the end of a good walk along the coast from the north or the south. Entry is chargeable (English Heritage) and I'm sure it'll be worth it - although I had limited time (only enough to do a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. If your time onsite is limited, we recommend a quick trip to the top of the tower. We look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The approach to this castle has to be one of the best in England. You park in Craster and walk along the coast to the castle and it is stunning. I would have loved to see this castle in all of its former glory. When...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. As staff, we have the luxuary of the walk to and from Dunstanburgh Castle every day. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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ClaireMarie87
September 17, 2018|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it is. We recommend that dogs are kept on a lead as we're quite high up and have a couple of sharp drops. We look forward to welcoming you.
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IvyFlood
April 20, 2018|
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Response from drfcok | Reviewed this property |
No it’s English heritage, concession for NT members free.
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Karen H
March 18, 2017|
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Response from sprockertails | Reviewed this property |
DOGS ARE ALLOWED! Unlike the national trust (who are only partly responsible for this site) English Heritage welcome dogs at the majority of their sites.
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