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

Special offers

Dogs / pets allowed at Dunstanburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Pet friendly
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Worth the Walk

Jan B, Ontario, Canada
The best part of Dunstanburgh for us was the walk along the fields that hug the coastline. Approximately 3 km each way to the castle. To see the castle in the distance, and get closer and closer on foot, was spine-tingling. The castle is such a sight, jutting out into the ocean. A beautiful walk, and great ruins.

We didn't get chance to go in.

Nathanael Y,
Even though we didn't get chance to go in it was still impressive to walk around. One hidden site to see is behind the castle is a WW2 bunker.

Beautiful Northumberland

poggy11, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Lovely sunny day. Excellent walk though fields of sheep, beside the rocky coast, from Craster. With the wonderful remains of the castle on the skyline. What could be better. Clear signs at the start warning that no toilets at the castle or en route.

Beautiful coastal walk!

Esther H, Leeds, United Kingdom
Fabulous walk along the coast to a wonderful piece of English history!!! Aprox 1 1/4 Mile wall each way.


Sally H,
Very dramatic panoramic views x lovely walk to the castle. . Wild and rugged loved it.. dogs welcome as it's an English Heritage site



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