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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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Golfers day out.

It's a fair walk to the castle from main access point. Golfers get teh best deal. Play golf under the castle walls, enjoy the cliffs and castle which dominate all. Public... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

It's a fair walk to the castle from main access point. Golfers get teh best deal. Play golf under the castle walls, enjoy the cliffs and castle which dominate all. Public footpaths run through the golf course which gives a view from below

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A lovely place to visit on a good day as you are somewhat exposed to the elements. It is one and a quarter miles from Craster and on a sunny day it is a nice way to spend a couple or so hours. The walk is mostly on the flat and you are walking alone the coastline, so the 2... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

One of the nicest walks along the coast (so we were told) is from Craster to Dunstanburgh. Certainly, it is a nice walk and the castle does look dramatic, perched up on top of the hill overlooking the sea. As with many of these type of Castles, it is basically a ruin, so there's not much to see apart from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

If you are afraid of a long walk then go elsewhere. However once you get here the views are worth it. Do make sure you bring water and have been the little room beforehand as there are no facilities as these are 800 yr old ruins

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The scenery is stunning, and there's the constant lapping - or louder - of the waves along the shore as you walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh. The walk is relatively level until you reach the castle mound, and the views are free, but there is a charge to enter the castle. Note the signs at the gate - there are... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

it was nice to see not easy to walk to if you have problems walking I stayed outside looking around the grounds its a lovely castle and we where told its is haunted so you have to be nice to the ghosts if you see any I was glad we saw the castle we also had a wallk to the... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Parking for this English Heritage property is in Craster - there's not a lot, and it can be a struggle, but we arrived at 4pm. It's a 30 minute walk along the cliff to the castle. We are EH members, so got in for free and enjoyed exploring the ruin including enjoying the views from the tower and watching the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Wow. Just wow. That's the only thing you can say when you see Dunstanburgh Castle on the horizon. A mile or so plod along lovely linksland brings you up to these hugely impressive ruins and while the whole visit is somewhat basic (no toilets, meagre noticeboards, show yourself around), the location is worth every bit of the travel.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

No trip to Northumberland is complete without a visit to Dunstanburgh Castle. A lovely walk along the coast from nearby Craster village takes you to this wonderful ruin built on top of rugged cliffs which are home to colonies of Kittiwake and Fulmar, and if you're lucky you can catch site of Dolphin swimming in the bay below.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Not easy to get to, but well worth the effort, you can (if agile) climb the turret for a wonderful view of the coast

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