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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Good views long walk

It's a 1.5 miles walk from the car park in craster no good if your disabled as the paths to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
32tonyn
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Batley, United Kingdom
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Worth the Walk

The best part of Dunstanburgh for us was the walk along the fields that hug the coastline... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan B
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Ontario, Canada
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  • Average9%
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“english heritage” (100 reviews)
“lovely walk” (113 reviews)
“coastal walk” (56 reviews)
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a 1.5 miles walk from the car park in craster no good if your disabled as the paths to the castle are very uneven no toilets or drinks on site great scenic walk to the castle good sea views and Rocky shoreline ideal for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The best part of Dunstanburgh for us was the walk along the fields that hug the coastline. Approximately 3 km each way to the castle. To see the castle in the distance, and get closer and closer on foot, was spine-tingling. The castle is such...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even though we didn't get chance to go in it was still impressive to walk around. One hidden site to see is behind the castle is a WW2 bunker.

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review. We are always happy for people to pop in for a quick look at the site during opening hours. Our coastline is peppered with WW2 infrastructure and the Castle has an interesting wartime history. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely sunny day. Excellent walk though fields of sheep, beside the rocky coast, from Craster. With the wonderful remains of the castle on the skyline. What could be better. Clear signs at the start warning that no toilets at the castle or en route.More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We know the weather can make such a difference to the way you experience the site. We think that Dunstanburgh looks impressive in all weathers, but it's certainly easier to visit in the sunshine. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous walk along the coast to a wonderful piece of English history!!! Aprox 1 1/4 Mile wall each way.

Thank Esther H
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We enjoy the walk as much as you do, it's a lovely way to start and end our day. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very dramatic panoramic views x lovely walk to the castle. . Wild and rugged loved it.. dogs welcome as it's an English Heritage site

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We love to share our views with our visitors and will always try to help our visitors get the most out of the site. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Early April 2018 walked along coastal path to this castle. Very atmospheric in a lovely location. Unfortunately the weather was atrocious but it added to the atmosphere and location of the castle. Will visit again on a warmer, clearer day. Well worth visiting.More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. Sometimes the weather really works against us, but it helps us to imagine how remote the castle would have been and how impressive it would have looked to the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you on a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle is at the end of a one and a half mile walk. Family ticket cost around £15 but entrance is free for English Heritage and National Trust members. Well worth a walk around and the views from the towers are fantastic if you’re...More

Thank Ian M
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We have a site full of fantastic views and we're glad you got to appreciate them.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A walk from Craster, past the smoked fish house and shop, along the national trust path by the sea front to the castle is a pleasant stroll. Excellent fit ladies of English heritage are very helpful! Great views from castle tower and a good stroll...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We always look forward to welcoming visitors onsite and we all enjoy the walk to and from work.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Craster along the coast line to Dunstansburgh Castle and it was beautiful. Absolutely loved it, especially on a windy day..really helps to blow away the cobwebs with fresh sea air! The only slight downside is you have to keep dogs on their...More

Thank Lucy W
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. English Heritage welcomes dogs onsite at Dunstanburgh Castle, but we know that our four footed friends sometimes love to chase a seagull or two and don't always notice that the land doesn't stay under their feet. We look forward to...More

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IvyFlood
20 April 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
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
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Matilda L
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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
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