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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|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
Family Ticket - £11.40
EH Members and National Trust Members Free
|Times between 01/11/2016 and 19/02/2017|
|Monday||20/02/2017||Friday||24/02/2017||10:00 - 16:00|
|Daily from 10:00 to 16:00.|
|Times between 25/02/2017 and 31/03/2017|
THE SITE IS CLOSED ON 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017
Dogs / pets allowed
Best viewed from walk.
Very good easy walk from Craster. Closed but wouldn't,t have paid to enter as little to add to view.
Nice for a walk
Lissa B, North Shields, United Kingdom
Nice location to have a great coastal walk, we weren't looking for food but I think if we had a lesson would be to make sure you book! Great walk for the dog and some amazing scenery along the way
Took the dog to the castle. We knew before we set off that the castle was closed. A case of English Heritage stopping people visiting public buildings over the Christmas holiday. The real pain was that the walk to the castle was through fields with sheep grazing so the dog had to stay on his lead. The castle was beautiful however and well worth the walk.
starlightwanderer19, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
The castle is only reachable by a mile-long walk (an easy one) across the cliff top. It was invigorating and the sun was shining as we walked there, seeing a fabulous view of the castle ruin becoming ever more clear. It is a pleasant enough walk (although in December, walking back into the wind was less pleasant!) though the sheep, which are well used to visitors and grazed around us! The castle is closed for the winter - which is made clear before you begin your excursion - but still a formidable and imposing ruin on the cliff edge, overlooking the tempestuous North Sea.
david h, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Parked at Craster and enjoyed the walk along a largely mud free path. Its a 20-26 minute walk with the sea always adjacent. Just a pity there are not many coffee shops in Craster