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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Address: Dunstanburgh Rd, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Superb castle

My son is learning about castles at school so decided to take him here. It's a lovely walk from Craster and the parking is good value. The castle is a large ruin but you can still... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Stuart N
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son is learning about castles at school so decided to take him here. It's a lovely walk from Craster and the parking is good value. The castle is a large ruin but you can still get up to the second floor by the main entrance and get a great view of the coast. It would have been very Impressive... More 

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Thank Stuart N
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't actually go inside the Castle due to the prices, but the walk from Craster to the Castle is lovely. We ventured down on to some rocks by the sea to eat our picnic as there's no benches (I assume there's a reason for that) and it was absolutely perfect.

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Thank Rai S
Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable walk from Craster to the castle. Its an easy walk (basically flat), a bit wet, windy and muddy when I went. The castle itself is a sizeable ruin with a partial gatehouse to climb and sea views. There are some information boards and a small visitors hut but more information would have been nice. Free entry for National Trust... More 

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Thank HonestCharlatan
York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing location. Much more to see on the in side than you think. How is it still standing on such a rugged coastline?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was not great but still a great day out. On a clear day it would be a great walk to the castle and there would be stunning views

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Thank watto13
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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

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Thank edwardsharrison
uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Stoneleigh
North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 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

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Thank Lissa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

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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