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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Walking along the coast line from the fishing village of Craster towards the castle was haunting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Anne M
Melbourne, Australia
lovely coastline

nice walk but not too much left of castle, great views and interesting site but unfortunately no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“english heritage” (100 reviews)
“lovely walk” (112 reviews)
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along the coast line from the fishing village of Craster towards the castle was haunting. Although a ruin, the castle is very atmospheric.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice walk but not too much left of castle, great views and interesting site but unfortunately no toilet facilities.

Thank kbjunior88
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh is lovely and fairly easy, particularly for those who aren't really fit. The incline is mild and there are loads of opportunities for rock pooling along the way so great for the kids. There are some nice places to...More

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Wow.... This really looks the part, and although mainly a ruin, it doesn't take much imagination to see what a huge, domineering castle it must have once been. Walk from Craster, take in the sea views as the castle looms in front of you, and...More

Thank FlyingEmmit
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We parked in Craster and walked here, I would say it's about 1.5 miles each way.You need to be dressed for it, footwear and outerwear, as it's open to the elements. Seasonal opening hours so worth checking in advance. £5 entrance per adult unless you...More

Thank NewcastleLucky
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You do need to be relatively fit to walk to this attraction. You need to keep an eye on the weather when making this trek.

Thank martinackroyd
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Oh how are the mighty fallen. Once a fortress now a ruin but in a beautiful and wild setting that takes some beating.

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You can walk to the Castle from either Craster or Embleton, from either end it's about 45-60 minutes to walk. Dress appropriately for the conditions and weather. You are walking on grassy, stony footpaths on the North Sea Coast, need I say more. The Castle...More

Thank Pogwig
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

No so close as it looks like, but every step worth. And typically Heritage so friendly staff. Don't miss is!

Thank beckybetty1972
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting the area for years but never quite got round to visiting the castle until today. It was free with NT membership. It was great fun and a lovely walk (we did a 5 mile circular walk although you can just walk...More

Thank 780HelenA
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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