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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
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My favourite castle

I just love Dunstanburgh. it feels so remote and atmospheric. it is a ruin, but there is lots of it to see. you have to walk c.20 minutes from Craster to access the castle... read more

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Fleet, Hampshire
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Fleet, Hampshire
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I just love Dunstanburgh. it feels so remote and atmospheric. it is a ruin, but there is lots of it to see. you have to walk c.20 minutes from Craster to access the castle. For me, that adds to the charm and serenity

Thank rexbarker
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These ruins are situated near the villages of Craster and Embleton. in Northumberland Coast AONB, Dunstanburgh Rd, Alnwick NE66 3TT, UK. It's open daily from 10AM–4PM where you'll see the ruins of surreal Medieval architecture. Visit where there were battles from the Despenser War, Wars of Scottish Independence, Wars of the Roses and World War II. So much history. You... More 

Thank Elaine P
Dursley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We passed the castle on a walk from Dunstan Hill campsite to Craster, As we are English Heritage members we went in for a visit. At the reception they were friendly and helpful but the castle itself is better viewed from the outside. There is not a lot once you get inside so it is rather disappointing. NOTE - there... More 

Thank Dio42
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked to the castle from Caster one evening, not quite up to the castle but along the high cliff coastal route where you get a good view of the ruins. We parked in a small car park just outside the village which was free in the evening. We then walked into the village and turned left at the small... More 

Thank SueWestYorkshire_10
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb scenic walk, 1.5 miles from car park, to this magnificently ruined castle. Still able to go up the main tower for views of the coast and now plenty of swallows swoop around the ruins. A number of information boards explain what you are looking at, otherwise you can buy a guide book. Kittiwakes a plenty on the adjacent cliffs... More 

Thank NickJCarey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling up to Doxford Farms for a gig - stopped off at Dunstanburgh Castle to stretch the legs after a long drive from London. Great walk along the beach and beautiful views from the castle. Andrew from English Heritage was extremely welcoming and showed us to the top tower, which he opened up for us.

Thank James P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful location surpassed all expectations we didn't actually go into the castle you don't need to to appreciate it's splendour .

Thank jussie70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, providing you don't mind a walk. Park at Craster and walk along the coast, about 1.5miles. We did it on a very windy day, but it would be a great walk on a calm day. Castle is a ruin but well worth a visit.

Thank Sprocker T
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful stop on our travels in Northumberland a definite highlight including the ruins...lovely walk from Craster well recommended . Awed by the bird life as kittiwakes were nesting so close to the boundary you could see them hovering..also fulmers and razor bills spent an hour just watching them swooping. Very friendly staff well done English Heritage for preserving such... More 

Thank Lyndsey B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from Low Newton one day and from Craster another day to had a view from both sides. Dramatic setting and wonderful walking, not too strenuous but not a doddle either, the entry from Craster is the easier walk. Both Craster and Low Newton have parking at £2 for 24 hours, coffee is available within the castle visitor hut... More 

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