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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Great walk, unusual castle ruin

My wife and I visited Dunstanburgh Castle with members of our family. The castle is located at the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ripon, WI
Coastal ruin

A very easy and beautiful shoreline walk from the village of Craster. We visited on what turned out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barbara M
Stafford, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited Dunstanburgh Castle with members of our family. The castle is located at the end of a 1.6 mile mostly level walk along a wide path that runs along the coastline. The views out to sea are beautiful and the sheep...More

Thank BillW611
Reviewed yesterday

A very easy and beautiful shoreline walk from the village of Craster. We visited on what turned out to be a wet afternoon but the views of the ruins were worth the walk. We will return.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here as were staying in the area. We walked from Craster village over the coastal path which seemed a lot longer than half a mile! The castle is a ruin set high on the coast and is very atmospheric - probably best seen at...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 6 days ago

An attractive castle ruin in a beautiful setting. Actually, it's best seen from a distance to put it in that context. The approach to it is a walk of about a mile over grassland sand unspoilt by road, car park or tourist stuff.

Thank Oldpigsqueal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked to the castle from Craster, and this was very pleasant as it was a sunny, cloudless day. Along the way there were stunning views of the coastline and the local bird life. The castle is, of course, in ruins but nevertheless very impressive...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

parked at Craster and walked along the coast to the castle which is chargable entry. Have to go through fields with sheep and cattle plus their excrement but wo betide you if you do not pick up the dog poo, as it results in a...More

2  Thank julian H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the good fortune to have a lovely day for our walk from Craster to this castle ruin. We had been advised to arrive early as the car park for Craster fills up quickly and there is no parking in the village. It's a...More

Thank Judgefoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunstanburgh Castle is a 25 minute walk from Craster along the coast and has fantastic views out to sea and along the coast and inland. There is quite a lot of the castle left to see and the history is very interesting. Wear wellies or...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, if rather chilly, walk to and from t the castle from Craster. Whilst I appreciate the site needs to be maintained the charge to look around a ruined Castle open to all sides and elements seemed irrelevant.

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely walk from Craster to the castle (if you have the weather) We have National Trust membership so visited the castle. Not sure if you would do this unless you have NT or English Heritage membership. You can see quite a lot...More

Thank Mudeford123
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Karen H
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
Matilda L
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
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