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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Dunstanburgh Rd, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 576231
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A 'must do' for anyone visitng Northumberland with an interest in Castles and appreciation for beautiful Coastlines..

Me and my partner have just returned from a weeks break in Northumberland. Before we visited, we asked friends and relatives who had visited the area where they recommended to... read more

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and my partner have just returned from a weeks break in Northumberland. Before we visited, we asked friends and relatives who had visited the area where they recommended to visit. We also did lots of research online and gathered lots of leaflets for attractions in the area on the first day we were there. We found a lot of... More 

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Essentially Earl, Thomas of Lancaster's mid life crisis sports car. Two fingers up to King Edward II's Bamburgh Castle visible on the horizon, with the Lilburn Tower unnecessarily large and imposing in a 'my towers bigger than your tower' way.

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Thank Mary J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking up from the village along the coast is fantastic, as you approach the castle comes into view. Once there its impressive even though its only ruins you get a real sense of scale and some pretty impressive parts still exist. The views from the castle are spectacular. Free for National Trust and English Heritage members. Well worth the visit... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a national trust site, but costs are reasonable even if you are not a member. Quite a large area inside to discover including a large colony of seabirds on the cliffs below the castle. The down side is it is over a mile from the nearest parking which was quite a long way for a 2 year old... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The walk up to the castle is delightful with the sea on your shoulder on one side and open fields the other all of the time the ruins of the castle getting nearer. A good time to walk there is at sunset, it is a wonderful sight

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked up to the castle from the small car park near Embleton Golf Links. From a distance the castle only looks like a couple of towers but once you get inside the site is very large. It is one of the largest sites in the Northeast. There is more to the site than the castle. The cliffs house a... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This EH and NT venue of the ruins of the Castle are great for all ages. The revamped entrance kiosk and the walk across to the far John of Gaunt tower overlooking a view to the north: Bamburgh, the beach and the golf course is fabulous, even on a windswept day. The walk up from Craster is often bracing, but... More 

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Thank 1Robbie49
North East England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A gentle walk from Craster (chargeable car park near the village, as the village parking is resident only) through fields of cattle and sheep up to the castle, which is one of the often used photographic opportunities for advertising the Northumbrian tourist area . Entrance to the castle is chargeable, or free to English Heritage & National Trust members. Not... More 

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Cumbria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent coastal walk to an iconic location. Beautiful views in an outstanding part of the UK. Finished off by going into Craster for teas.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being a national trust member, while staying near by decided to visit. Lovely walk towards the castle, yet it started to rain just as we reached it, so took shelter in the alcoves as it doesn't have a cafe, just a tiny shop to purchase your tickets. Wonderful views once it stopped raining. Would love to visit again in better... More 

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