Dunstanburgh Castle

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The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle tower over the Northumberland coastal line. It is an ideal family day out with a picnic area, fantastic views, and it is not far from the Scottish Borders.

The Castle was built on the most magnificent scale, and rivalled any castle of its day. The dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle stand on a remote headland, reached by a beautiful coastal walk from nearby Craster.

Visitors can explore the great gatehouse and the imposing Lilburn Tower, which commands stunning views north towards Bamburgh Castle. The magnificent sea views and unique location make this the perfect spot to escape from the stresses of modern life.

Dunstanburgh Castle is owned by The National Trust, and maintained and managed by English Heritage. Entry is free to National Trust members and English Heritage members. Parking is in Craster, from where it's a picturesque 1.5 mile coastal walk to the castle.

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A right royal day out


Ticketing and entry prices for Dunstanburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
per ticket
Concession 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket

Family Ticket - £11.40



EH Members and National Trust Members Free

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Walk to castle

sconnyla, Lutterworth, United Kingdom
A superb coastal walk to the castle from Craster after parking by the tourist information centre. Refreshments are available from the pipers piece caravan .If you go a bit further the stunning Embleton beach awaits. The grass path is simple and even to walk on for all ages and fitness levels.

An Idyllic Walk Through Sheep Fields

simply126, San Francisco, California
It's what story book castle walks are made of. You have the seaside, fields of free roaming sheep to reach this castle ruin. It's an easy walk, the most challenging thing is watching out for the sheep poop. The gift shop has drinks and souvenier treats. Don't miss the stairs that will take you up the castle ruins to explore. Definitely worth a visit!

Surpassed Expectation

sandynorrie73, Richmond, United Kingdom
Dunstanburgh Castle truly surpassed expectation having driven up and parked in Craster, walking down the round and turning the corner you see the castle off in the distance. A lovely walk along the coast to the Castle in glorious sunshine, the Castle is great with spectacular views over the Northumberland Coast, looking out and seeing Bamburgh Castle in the distance.

A lovely coastal walk

Elizabeth M,
Enjoyable walk from Craster village – a great stroll along the headland, beware that these are ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Entrance fee for people in neither English Heritage or The National Trust. No toilets onsite, these are back in Craster. I'm biased but I love this coast line

Well worth a visit.

christine l, Northampton, United Kingdom
This is a ruined castle on a hill, owned by National trust but entry for non members is £5. We walked along the cliff tops from the village of Craster this is a very easy walk and can be done both ways in about an hour. Well worth a visit if the weather is good.I deducted a star as it has no loo, but you can get a drink in the payment hut.



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