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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Stunningly beautiful part of Northumberland

The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh is lovely and fairly easy, particularly for those who aren't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline B
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Wild looking Castle

Wow.... This really looks the part, and although mainly a ruin, it doesn't take much imagination to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FlyingEmmit
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh is lovely and fairly easy, particularly for those who aren't really fit. The incline is mild and there are loads of opportunities for rock pooling along the way so great for the kids. There are some nice places to...More

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow.... This really looks the part, and although mainly a ruin, it doesn't take much imagination to see what a huge, domineering castle it must have once been. Walk from Craster, take in the sea views as the castle looms in front of you, and...More

Thank FlyingEmmit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in Craster and walked here, I would say it's about 1.5 miles each way.You need to be dressed for it, footwear and outerwear, as it's open to the elements. Seasonal opening hours so worth checking in advance. £5 entrance per adult unless you...More

Thank NewcastleLucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You do need to be relatively fit to walk to this attraction. You need to keep an eye on the weather when making this trek.

Thank martinackroyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oh how are the mighty fallen. Once a fortress now a ruin but in a beautiful and wild setting that takes some beating.

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can walk to the Castle from either Craster or Embleton, from either end it's about 45-60 minutes to walk. Dress appropriately for the conditions and weather. You are walking on grassy, stony footpaths on the North Sea Coast, need I say more. The Castle...More

Thank Pogwig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No so close as it looks like, but every step worth. And typically Heritage so friendly staff. Don't miss is!

Thank beckybetty1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting the area for years but never quite got round to visiting the castle until today. It was free with NT membership. It was great fun and a lovely walk (we did a 5 mile circular walk although you can just walk...More

Thank 780HelenA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting this castle need to park in Craster. The walk to the castle is on National Trust land although the the castle is maintained by English Heritage so I guess that is why members of both get free access. There is a spectacular coastal...More

Thank Pukeko54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great stroll along the sea from Craster. Amazing views. Interesting history in the atmospheric ruins of the castle.

Thank 407claren
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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
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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
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Ghosthunter1102
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
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