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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Worth the walk

Decent amount of parking in Craster. Flat walk of about a mile to the castle. There's not a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philip W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Lovely walk & views

We parked at Craster and walked the mile and a half to the castle. The walk is easy going with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JannyMay
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
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“english heritage” (103 reviews)
“lovely walk” (122 reviews)
“coastal walk” (55 reviews)
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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"stunning location"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Decent amount of parking in Craster. Flat walk of about a mile to the castle. There's not a massive amount there but a great site and worth going round and appreciating how the builders made use of the geography of the site to make this...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. There's a surprising amount of Dunstanburgh Castle left considering there's not been anyone looking after it since the 16th century. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We parked at Craster and walked the mile and a half to the castle. The walk is easy going with tremendous sea views. It was a lovely warm sunny day and it is a very enjoyable short walk. We didn't go in the castle, which...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Dunstanburgh Castle encloses a huge area of land, and is a great addition to any walk. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In torrential rain & heavy sea mist, we toiled along a slippery footpath, trying to dodge both golf balls & a variety of animal excrement. On arrival we were greeted by a sign advising no toilets at the castle, much to the discomfort of my...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. The mile and a quarter walk to Dunstanburgh Castle from Embleton crosses Embleton Golf Course once and is set within farmland with grazing sheep. Dunstanburgh Castle has no piped water, and vehicle access is the same as the footpath from...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I just love this place! Nice gentle stroll along the Northumberland Coast. Spectacular views. Followed by refreshments in one of Craster's great hostelries! Hard to beat.

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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoy the walk to work every day. It's different every time. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the walk but take a pact lunch or eat befor going to craster as it a long walk and there is not much selection in crasterMore

Thank Samuel W
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We have some snacks and refreshments in our little shop at the Castle. We're happy to see people picnicing onsite and have a nice bin so you don't have to carry your rubbish home. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this site every year and always enjoy a picnic on the grounds. The location can’t be beat, and the history of it is fun. I was impressed the first time I visited as to how much remains of the castle and how much...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle is a great site for a picnic and our little shop has all sorts of complimentary snacks to add to your perfect picnic. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Castle ruin is beautiful, The outdoor space provides lots of beautiful views and there was lots of interesting butterflies and bees in the grasses of the walled garden area. There is good access up stairs to parts of the ruin where views of the...More

Thank MelW04
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We think that the views from the top of the tower are some of the best, but there aren't any bad views here. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walk from Craster to Low Newton-by-the-Sea and back with the truly magnificent spectacle of Dunstanburgh Castle’s iconic ruins as a constant visual companion. The stretch from Craster leading up to the castle is a little over a mile of the most gorgeous...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. The walk to Dunstanburgh Castle is one of our perks of the job, it's great saying hello to the sheep and cows on the way. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To get to Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumbria we walked along the coast from Craster. The walk takes about 20 minutes and the stunning castle can be seen off in the distance growing ever larger as you get closer. The walk was easy and the scenery...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle needs a bit of imagination, but the main gatehouse still looks as impressive as it would have when it was built in 1313. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Castle has one of the most stunning approaches I have ever seen.Myself & The Other Half parked in Craster and walked across the beautiful headland .Spectacular views as you get nearer and nearer to it.It's about 1 mile of very easy walking each way.Although...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 welcome both National Trust and English Heritage members, but please remember to bring your cards with you. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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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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