We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
Review Highlights
Wonderful location.

Visited here for the umpteenth time. This castle is in an outstanding location and can be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susanne L
Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Magical location

Yes it's a ruin, and yes it's not as pretty as Bamburgh, nor arguably as historically significant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
coln M
via mobile
Read all 1,030 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lovely walk” (111 reviews)
“coastal walk” (55 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
Write a Review
Reviews (1,030)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,009 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here for the umpteenth time. This castle is in an outstanding location and can be approached from Craster to the south or Embleton to the north (Embleton Bay is an extensive and beautiful beach). The walk from Craster is about 1 1/4 miles along...More

Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it's a ruin, and yes it's not as pretty as Bamburgh, nor arguably as historically significant, but what this castle has is atmosphere. By the ton. You need to walk half a mile to get to it, and there's no real shelter from the...More

Thank coln M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is impressive and in a lovely spot. Walk through fields to get there. It is a ruin. No museum/ exhibits just a few boards with some details on. What you would expect from a ruin! We are members of EH so did not need...More

Thank KatM27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Following a fabulous walk with stunning views of the castle coming into view sitting in the sunshine. Greeted by a very informative gentleman in the shop able to give a potted history of the castle. Stunning castle. Stunning views. Great day out .

Thank Samstersmam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great castle to visit, it is a good walk to it but well worth it. Nice lady greeted us. Would be a bit rough on a bad day.

Thank Tracey1169
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the bracing 1.5 mile coastal walk from the Village to Dunstanburgh Castle and the welcome Cuppa offered by the Castle Catering Staff --not very much to see there and not recommended at all

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owned by the National Trust but administered by English Heritage and a 15-20 minute walk from the public car park in Craster. The walk is not difficult but can be a bit exposed and a good pair of shoes is required. The castle is ruins...More

Thank Priti T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not great for those with poor mobility as this ruin can only be accessed by a fifteen minute stroll from Craster. We had National Trust cards so it was free for us to get in. It is quite exposed and slap bang in the sea...More

Thank zoeandgraham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parked the car at Caster and then took the coastal path walk to Dunstanburgh. Loved it. The walk is not difficult and, whilst the castle is now largely a ruin, it is an impressive one. It speaks volumes of the ambition and sense of his...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the only way to get to this castle is a long walk along the cliff tops. The walk is great. The castle is run by English Heritage and you can see as just as much of the ruin by walking around the outside as you...More

Thank purpletravelat
Nearby Restaurants
The Craster Seafood Restaurant
511 reviews
1.18 miles away
Cottage Inn
147 reviews
1.34 miles away
The Greys Inn
296 reviews
1.50 miles away
The Ship Inn
1,098 reviews
1.96 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Embleton Bay
139 reviews
1.33 miles away
Beadnell Bay Beach
157 reviews
4.76 miles away
The Mick Oxley Gallery
117 reviews
1.21 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karen H
March 18, 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but check the hours on the website as they vary in the winter
May 15, 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from theAngerNextDoor | Reviewed this property |
you can hang around the castle but i never heard of ghostly presences .You are weird one LOL