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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Dunstanburgh Rd, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Great walk

Great local walk, we love coming along here with the dog. Gorgeous photo opportunities when the sun is going down.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great local walk, we love coming along here with the dog. Gorgeous photo opportunities when the sun is going down.

Thank edwardsharrison
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good easy walk from Craster. Closed but wouldn't,t have paid to enter as little to add to view.

Thank Stoneleigh
North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location to have a great coastal walk, we weren't looking for food but I think if we had a lesson would be to make sure you book! Great walk for the dog and some amazing scenery along the way

Thank Lissa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the dog to the castle. We knew before we set off that the castle was closed. A case of English Heritage stopping people visiting public buildings over the Christmas holiday. The real pain was that the walk to the castle was through fields with sheep grazing so the dog had to stay on his lead. The castle was beautiful... More 

Thank AndyHillier1
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is only reachable by a mile-long walk (an easy one) across the cliff top. It was invigorating and the sun was shining as we walked there, seeing a fabulous view of the castle ruin becoming ever more clear. It is a pleasant enough walk (although in December, walking back into the wind was less pleasant!) though the sheep,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked at Craster and enjoyed the walk along a largely mud free path. Its a 20-26 minute walk with the sea always adjacent. Just a pity there are not many coffee shops in Craster

Thank david h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 5 December 2016

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.

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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 

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