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Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
+44 1665 576231
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Lovely walk from Craster

This is a lovely easy stroll from Craster. Gorse and lambs and the blue seas and skies. What... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mahonyjenny
Stunning Views

Long walk from the car park but the views are worth it. The castle is pretty much a total ruin but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom M
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Andover, United Kingdom
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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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+44 1665 576231
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely easy stroll from Craster. Gorse and lambs and the blue seas and skies. What history this coast has seen.

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Reviewed yesterday

Long walk from the car park but the views are worth it. The castle is pretty much a total ruin but this is offset by the views from its isolated location.

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked along the beach from Craster to this stunning ruined castle. Its well worth the flat, easy walk and worth tge entry fee.

Thank Bluesboy52
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We enjoy the beach walk every morning too. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful day and the castle ruin is really pretty. There isn't much to actually do, but it's a lovely, impressive castle. Get the free tour talk machine thingy too.More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed the remoteness of Dunstanbugrh Castle. We know we can't compete with the exciting events at other English Heritage sites like Robin Hood at Walkworth Castle throughout May. Sadly we don't have a free tour talk machine...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The day we were leaving we drove to see the Castle. We walked our four dogs on the amazing Embleton beach for three hours and then walked up to the Castle. We were able to take our dogs in. The Castle is enormous, placed on...More

Thank Hercules R
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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 hearing about what our visitors can spot, and seeing some of the pictures. There's always something different to see. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk from Craster to the castle is beautiful, coast and countryside, a winning combination. The castle ruins are very imposing and interesting to explore. The English Heritage staff were happy to explain the castle's background to us. There is quite an atmosphere about the...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Our sea birds return to our cliffs every year and are used to visitors stopping to say hello. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for the first time and it did not disappoint. Stunning view along the coastline walking towards the castle. Try and plan for a good sunny day as it is perishing walking along next to the sea. Entrance into the castle ruins was inexpensive...More

Thank dhb6
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle stands guard over the walk from Craster so you can see where you're heading to. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old castle looking out to see. A long walk from the car park, through Craster, across fields - not for the unfit!

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

Thanks for your lovely review. The walk from Craster is just over a mile across fields currently full of fluffy sheep with their lambs. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a lovely sunny but very windy day. Lovely walk from Craster then along the beach to the gold club. Views from the castle tower are amazing. Saw lots of seabirds on the cliffs. Third visit and always enjoyable.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Many of our visitors return to Dunstanburgh Castle, we think that the views change with the seasons and the weather but they are always spectacular. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank 32tonyn
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EnglishHeritageTA, Front Office Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We really enjoy our walk to and from work, we're glad that you like it too. Our remote castle has no piped water, or mains electricity so it's a great chance to get away from it all. Our welcome is...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
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
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