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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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+44 1665 576231
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Windy walk

We parked in Craster and walked a very windy and cold walk up to the castle, lapped the perimeter then headed back. We didn't go in as its payable admission and didn't look much... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We parked in Craster and walked a very windy and cold walk up to the castle, lapped the perimeter then headed back. We didn't go in as its payable admission and didn't look much left to see to be honest and English Heritage / National Trust constant money grabbing gets a little wearing after a while especially in this area.... More 

Thank Digby98
Earby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a nice day, you have to walk from Craster to the Castle. This takes about 20-30 mins along the coast with stunning views. The Castle is well worth the visit. There is a charge but it's free to National Trust and English Heritage members. A great walk especially with dogs which are welcome throughout the site.

Thank Paul C
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a small pay and display car park nearby to the castle and then there is a beautiful walk with sea views to the castle. It was very windy the day I went - so wrap up! The castle is free to NT and English Heritage members. I walked around and just took in the views. There is a... More 

Thank livinglifetothefull1
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Parked in Craster and walked to castle, fabulous scenery and an easy walk for everyone.The castle is imposing but unfortunately not much left but with a lot of history.The weather was cold and miserable but we still managed to roll our paste eggs down the banks. The cliffs around were full of screeching sea birds all defending their perilous nests.... More 

Thank maureenlogan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The kids loved this walk along the grass fields full of cattle. Just a step down to the rocks with the sea rolling up. Which is great for shallow pools investigating sealife. A good walk to the castle which the view of all the way is stunning. When you reach the castle and go in (you have to pay) we... More 

Thank Mysteryshopper2013
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk from picturesque village of Craster to the castle - well worth the walk and stunning views once there - carry on to Newton by the Sea and then savour the castle again on the walk back!

Thank m-s-h62
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited other castles that were complete in the area and paid for access to those I felt I didn't want to pay to walk around a ruined one today. So my view of this castle was from the outside, walking around the perimeter. However it was still a good trip. First of all I've seen comments on other sites... More 

Thank Pebbleheed
Auchterarder, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

He had a bracing walk along the coast to see Dunstanburgh Castle and would thoroughly recommend it. The grassy path is over easy terrain with lots of coconut scented gorse along the way. The castle itself is worth exploring with its spectacular views (free entry for NTS and Historic Scotland memberships) and formidable battlements.

Thank LangToonTraveller
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly reception from the English Heritage representative on a wild, blustery day. Worth the walk along the coast.

Thank Paul F
North East England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is really worth a visit. The walk from the car park is approximately 20 minutes across fields with stunning views both of the castle and the coastline. The gorse was in full bloom and looked so beautiful. The footprint of the castle is about the size of Bamburgh and it very impressive. It is in ruinous state but... More 

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