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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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A beautiful walk to a stunning castle

Visiting Dubstanburgh castle involves a mile and a half walk from the nearest car park. There are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stuart C
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Amazing ruin

A nice walk over two fields from Dunstan. English Heritage site. We didn't go in the ruins as we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kay R
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visiting Dubstanburgh castle involves a mile and a half walk from the nearest car park. There are no toilets on site and only limited refreshments, so be prepared before visiting. The walk though is all part of the attraction, a pleasant coastal walk with stunning...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice walk over two fields from Dunstan. English Heritage site. We didn't go in the ruins as we are National Trust members. As it turned out we could have entered free of charge as NT members but this was not evident on the signs....More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The walk too and from Craster was very good and the Castle interesting but not worth the entry fee as you can see everything by walking round the outside. Poor also as it had no toilets or drinks for sale. Highlights were the wonderful sea...More

Thank alanandvalerie2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We decided to access Dunstanburgh Castle from the Craster side as the walk is shorter and easier underfoot. You have to park in the public car park as you come into the village on your right. Don't forget to use the loos here too as...More

Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a beautiful walk here by the sea from Craster. The ruined castle is very atmospheric and nice to have a walk round. We did of course get caught in a storm while at the castle.... which added to the atmosphere...! We got absolutely...More

Thank SleepingSnowLeopard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked the coastal route from Crasters. Stunning scenery and sea views. It was a very sunny day. Castle is an impressive ruin with good information boards. Climb to the top was worth it for the views. Highly recommend a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We're staying in Alnwick so the first level a visit here works on is the very pleasant and scenic drive through the Northumbrian countryside to park at Dunstan Steads for access to the footpath along the dunes and golf course to the castle. It's about...More

Thank lawdylawdy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic ruined Castle with amazing views of the Northumberland coastline. Great place to explore and take some stunning photos. Great value for money at only £5.00 and free for both National Trust and English Heritage members. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place overlooking the North Sea. Beautiful walk of over a mile to get to tjhe castle. Well worth a visit.

Thank simonpaul1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the national papers did an article on the best walks in the UK one of which was Craster to Low Newton on the Northumberland Coast passing the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle so as I was on holiday in the area it was a...More

Thank paddy1232017
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Karen H
Are dogs allowed in?
18 March 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
Is this castke manned at the weekends?
22 January 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
Might be a silly question but can I walk around the ruins late at night with the intention of scaring myself witless
15 May 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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