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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Lovely walk to the castle offering fantastic views as you approach. The castle itself offers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dominic A
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Had a lovely day at Castle. Nice walk from carpark along to castle. Saw lots of dolphins which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole W
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Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, Alnwick NE66 3TT, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 March 2013

have walked out to Dunstanburgh Castle several times, form 2 different directions, but the better route is from Craster. There is a large carpark on the outskirts of Craster which you will need to use as there is NO parking in the village itself. The...More

9  Thank Cara9567
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 April 2011

Don't get me wrong the walk is long, but easy, and the view of the castle looming ahead is magnificent. It gets you all excited for the castle, but it goes downhill when you get in and realise you are left with hardly any explanatory...More

5  Thank mortonhv
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk to the castle offering fantastic views as you approach. The castle itself offers great views up and down the coast from the towers but beware there are no toilets at the castle and drinks are from a machine in the shop rather than...More

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

Thanks for your review. Dunstanburgh Castle has no piped water or electricity, so we can't have exciting things like a cafe. Our water supply is delievered in bottles on the back of a Land Rover. It's quite an impressive place. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely day at Castle. Nice walk from carpark along to castle. Saw lots of dolphins which thrilled my granddaughter.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Visitors often see dolphins from Dunstanburgh Castle; it does help if the sea is calm to spot them. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking along the coast line to the castle. We couldn’t visit the castle itself as we had our dog with us but the views were beautiful!

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Like most Englsih Heritage sites, Dunstanburgh Castle welcomes dogs. We do recommend that you keep your dog on a lead as there are very sharp drops off the site. We look forward to welcoming you in.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk from Craster is just breathtakingly beautiful and really adds to this castle. The walk was really busy, much busier than when we have previously done it but it doesn’t really detract from the visit and the castle didn’t feel busy at all. It...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. The walk from Craster is often popular with walkers hiking up or down the coastline, or just people wanting to stretch their legs in the direction of Dunstanburgh Castle. It's a great way to get your 10,000 steps. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle is an amazing walk. The beauty is quite breathtaking. The walk is generally flat but it is quite rugged in parts so don’t think you’ll be able to get a stroller or push chair over some parts of...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Did you know ...the walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle was named as one of the top ten in England by a national newspaper. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning location overlooking sea. Worth paying to walk amongst the ruins and around the perimeter, lots of wild flowers and spotted an owl and a sparrowhawk on our walk. Beautiful walk up from Craster, with detour onto beach to search for shells of which there...More

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Dunstanburgh Castle is well known for it's bird life. We welcome nesting sea birds in the spring and say a renewed hello to all of our over-wintering birds in the autumn. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking - can see the castle as you walk up from Craster. Didn’t expect the sandy beach behind the castle - so well worth going on past the castle. Could smell the kippers from Craster. Very thought provoking stroll.

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

Thanks for your lovely review. The Northumberland coastline has a lot to offer visitors, we hope you get a chance to take time and enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the walk to this castle. Parked in carpark then walked through village, passed the small harbour then up to the castle. Through open fields, must admit it was a lovely day so views were great. We didn’t go in side the ruins, but walked...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review. Visitors to Dunstanburgh Castle often continue walking north to the beach and the village of Embleton or south to the village of Craster so it's always worth putting more money in for the car parking to save having to rush...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful castle. We loved walking around the walls taking in the different views and also reading the information boards dotted around. We went into the "front gatehouse" part, exploring the various floors, it was a beautiful day. Whilst we were happliy chatting away the atmosphere...More

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

Thanks for your review. Dunstanburgh Castle has a lovely peice of folklore about a Knight called Guy the Seeker who is said to wander the ruins looking for a sleeping maiden. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dunstanburgh Castle lies between Craster and Embleton it's a great place to walk as all taste is catered for it has countryside, coast, nature, history, golf, geology and much more on offer. I was staying in Craster with my husband and because walking is our...More

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

Thnaks for a lovely review. The views from Dunstanburgh Castle often distract our visitors; we make sure you know when we get towards closing time. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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ClaireMarie87
17 September 2018|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi, Yes it is. We recommend that dogs are kept on a lead as we're quite high up and have a couple of sharp drops. We look forward to welcoming you.
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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 Sprocker T | Reviewed this property |
DOGS ARE ALLOWED! Unlike the national trust (who are only partly responsible for this site) English Heritage welcome dogs at the majority of their sites.
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