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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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Wonderful Castle

This is a spectacular ruined castle on the headland by Craster. The walk over the headland is magnificent especially if the tide is in. There is no need to pay to go in-there's... read more

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a spectacular ruined castle on the headland by Craster. The walk over the headland is magnificent especially if the tide is in. There is no need to pay to go in-there's not much to see! It's the walk and the situation which is so good. Combine with a visit to the Jolly Fisherman for a belting outing.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Castle is well worth a visit, English Heritage property. Sits in a lovely location next to the sea, a lovely walk up to the castle. The little town of Craster where you can walk to the castle from is great. The smell of smoked fire which is used to smoke the kippers is lovely. If you like kippers you will... More 

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Thank Looktothestars
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Northumberland for the first time we visited Craster on the recommendation of a friend. It's was a misty day and decided to walk to Dunstanburgh castle to start, it was very eerie with the turrets poking out from the fog. Lovely walk up, we are English Heritage members so didn't have to pay to get in.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coaster is famous for its kippers and once parked do get the kipper roll from the delightful man at the kiosk by the visitor centre. At £3.50 a snip as was the delicious scone which came with butter and jam and tea or coffee for £2.50. Then you can do an easy 4 mile circular walk which takes in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a picnic and enjoy the view. Lovely walk up to the castle and whilst there you can see the beach below. Worth a visit.

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to walk and wander around. Loved the walk along the coast from Craster, it's easy terrain with wonderful scenery. Enjoyed walking around the castle perimeter and marvelled at how the towers are still standing. There isn't a lot to explore, but we still managed to spend half a day including the walk there and back.... More 

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After 6 visits, still fascinating. This stunning castle ruin stands on a small cliff facing towards Craster.a very special place, whatever the season. Breathtakingly beautiful setting.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were camping at Craster and whilst watching the sunset we could not resist the short walk along the coast to the castle. We knew it would be shut but it looked cool so the walk was well.worth it. The only downside was some rather grumpy and overly attentive cows. The kids and missus were a bit worried by the... More 

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Blyth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So- couple of weekends ago Gail and I drove up to Craster and then walked up to Dunstanburgh Castle. The walk up is stunning and I have so many memory's of this walk both when I was young and older. I used to be a Scout Leader and we used to stay over at the church hall in Craster- so... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this castle. It has one of the best walks in the country leading up to it along the beautiful rocky coast north of Craster. The castle is a ruin but with breathtaking views on all sides and quite a lot to see inside the walls. Great for an afternoon out and a picnic.

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