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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Superb walk on a sunny day

The best place to park is at Craster. It has a main car park which can get full on a Summer's day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gareth S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Impressive castle great walks to view it

This castle is was impressive set out on the hill. You can either park and walk on the headlands or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Becky C
Hook, United Kingdom
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed yesterday

The best place to park is at Craster. It has a main car park which can get full on a Summer's day. There is an overflow car park further slightly further out of Craster but it is also more expensive! Make sure you go the...More

Thank Gareth S
Reviewed yesterday

This castle is was impressive set out on the hill. You can either park and walk on the headlands or walk along by the sea. The structure is interesting to explore and in a good condition. You can park in the fishing village at craster...More

Thank Becky C
Reviewed yesterday

It is a good 2-mile walk along the coastline from the official car park (which must be used if driving). Not something to be done on a wet day. The views of the castle as you get nearer and nearer are stunning. The entry is...More

Thank Nvrsheffield
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rugged coastline walk amongst the cattle and the sheep, breathtaking views and my favourite castle ever set in the splendour of the Northumbrian coastline.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Followed the signs to the castle along the plesant coastal path to be conftonted with an admission charge. Nothing was stated at the beginning of the walk. Google earth shows this castle as a ruin! Turned out to be an expensive one....I did not enter.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This bracing 1.75 mile coastal walk from The harbour to the castle is well worth it. The imposing castle always in view growing bigger with every stride.

Thank Paul-Julie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Parking on the right as you come into Craster; more parking at the back of the car park as well. Take a drink or picnic and visit toilets before setting off on the coastal walk to Dunstanburgh castle (National Trust property managed by English Heritage)....More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the shoreline walk with the children and the dog from crastter and had a great time looking at the dramatic coastline and exploring the castle. Very reasonable entry fee too.

Thank joyardley
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be quite fit to visit as you have to walk over a mile to reach the castle ruins, very impresive.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look very historic it is a bit of a walk from car park one and a half miles it is a easy walk beautiful surroundings buy a skipper bun from car park really good

Thank phillip b
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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
16 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