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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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Lovely, bracing walk

Walked to the castle and had a look around after a lunch stop in Craster. Lovely, scenic walk by the shore and castle was worth a visit. The views from the top of the spiral... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked to the castle and had a look around after a lunch stop in Craster. Lovely, scenic walk by the shore and castle was worth a visit. The views from the top of the spiral staircase are fantastic.

Thank twooldloves
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A short walk from Craster (see my review of the smokehouse) along the shore to the castle. The walk is not to difficult and is mostly over grassland and about a mile each way. Once at the castle you pay to get in and although there isn't a lot to see the views are good and it's interesting.

Thank Len_Spointer
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to visit alone as my wife has mobility problems and access is basically a mile walk over uneven fields. Same as she would have loved it! It's basically the usual ruin with information boards although not everything has a board. Great views but be warned it's an exposed site so plan your journey to avoid getting caught in... More 

Thank The_palatable_pair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of a chain of coastal castles along the Northumbrian shore from Berwick in the north down to Tynemouth. It dates from the early 14th Century and fell into disrepair after the late 15th Century. The castle has been painted by Turner among many others and is still an awesome sight today. Getting here is easy and best... More 

Thank Ian S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this castle. Walked on the beach between Craster and Newton on sea. Wonderful beaches and excellent views.

Thank Mary L
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here as we are National Trust members and were travelling past this place. The car park is just before the little village and is a pay and display which is a few pounds for a couple of hours. To get to the castle it is quite a good walk from the car park. The walk is scenic as... More 

Thank Chris D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We parked in Crastor and walked along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle. The walk was easy and there were fantastic views of the coast from the walk and from the top of the castle. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank 74Ruth74
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked from craster to the castle after a wind swept walk we arrived at the stunning castle ruins. Breathe taking coastal views with an appreciation of history and restoration and up keep- disappointing so many people turning back not wanting to pay entrance fee and just taking pictures from outside

Thank Nigel M
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to park outside the village of Craster to get to this, its a good mile walk across the fields but there' s great coastal views. The castle is still mighty and dominant in ite lonely setting. I'm not sure why but I kept expecting John Cleese to pop his head over the battlements and shout down at us... More 

Thank Paul R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To get to the castle, you have to park in Craster (to the south, a pay car-park) and walk half a mile or so along the coast to the castle, so this is an activity more suited to a fine or dry day. However, you do get some wonderful views of the castle as you approach it. There's quite a... More 

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