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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Birth place and never a flaw on the views

I grew up with the castle as a play ground! Walking everywhere along the coast gives to the eye... read more

Reviewed yesterday
geordiefi0
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The best castle in the world!

Dunstanburgh has to be seen to be believed. On a sunny day it appears like a vision as you come... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I grew up with the castle as a play ground! Walking everywhere along the coast gives to the eye candy of the stunning Northumberland coast. A walk to incorporate Embleton bay via Dunstanbourgh castle on route to Craster or vice versa. You have to pay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Dunstanburgh has to be seen to be believed. On a sunny day it appears like a vision as you come round the corner of Craster. There is nowhere like it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Perry B
EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. There is so much of Dunstanburgh Castle to see, it's worth popping in to say hello. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magnificent monument, best if approached along the coast from Low or High Newton. Close up it still retains some nice features, but one of the castles, like Bamburgh, which is at its best from the external view. Glorious in February's morning sun?

Date of experience: February 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle is a surprisingly large ruin, and there is more to see on the inside than is first visible. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold January afternoon, we parked up nearby and made our way to the castle. The walk to the castle is so good, you walk along the coast with the castle ahead of you. The castle looks magnificent in the distance. As you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle walls enclose a huge area, and although we don't have lots of buildings inside the castle walls, the views from the inside are worth stopping for. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walk from Craster . You could be 500years ago. If you have youngsters with you it will give them a taste of what it was like to travel before tarmac roads ! The Castle imposing and must have been awe inspiring when not a ruin.

Date of experience: January 2019
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. A visit to Dunstanburgh Castle really gives visitors a sense of the 1300s, although there is surprisingly good mibile phone signal so you can't completely get away from the modern world. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We were amazed we could take our Cairn Terrier inside as other local castles do not allow dogs. From the outside all that can be seen are the two towers and main walls, much of it ruined, so I wasn't expecting much more. I am...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. Dogs are very welcome at Dunstanburgh Castle (we recommend that they are kept on their leads as we do have some very sharp drops and we know that they know they can't fly). We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We walked to Dunstanburgh along the beach from Low Newton by the sea. There is a free car park further away but we parked opposite lookout cottage (£2 all day all year round - cash only). It was a beautiful walk of about 2.5 miles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle is open 10-4 Sat and Sun over the winter, but do look out for extended opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

Dunstanburgh Castle is a must if you are in this area, it towers in the distance and can be seen from all the surrounding area. You can park in a number of places to visit depending on how far you want to walk, an easy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoy our walk to work and hope you enjoy it just as much. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed December 3, 2018

There is a decent length walk to reach the Castle entrance. It accepts both English Heritage and National Trust membership to enter. You are able to climb to the top of a tower which gives a magnificent view of the surrounding countryside. I suggest to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thanks for your review. A picnic in the Castle grounds is a great idea. You can top up your favourite picnic items with tea, coffee and hot chocolate in our shop. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

This is a very well looked after castle, with fantastic staff working in the main office. We spent a nice half an hour walking along to the castle, before exploring the grounds and climbing to the top to get an amazing view. We really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Thanks for your review. We always recommend visitors climb the 68 steps to the top of the tower to see the views of the sea and surrounding coastline. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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ClaireMarie87
September 17, 2018|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it is. We recommend that dogs are kept on a lead as we're quite high up and have a couple of sharp drops. We look forward to welcoming you.
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IvyFlood
April 20, 2018|
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Response from drfcok | Reviewed this property |
No it’s English heritage, concession for NT members free.
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Karen H
March 18, 2017|
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Response from sprockertails | Reviewed this property |
DOGS ARE ALLOWED! Unlike the national trust (who are only partly responsible for this site) English Heritage welcome dogs at the majority of their sites.
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