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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Family Ticket - £11.40
EH Members and National Trust Members Free
Looking walk up to the castle
jaynef949, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We parked up at Craster and walked along the coast line to the castle. A beautiful walk suitable for doggies too as long as they are on a lead. Lovely to take in all the sites and ideal on a lovely sunny day. The land and castle are the property of national trust & English Heritage.
965alexp, Market Harborough, United Kingdom
This castle was close to where we were staying and allows for some very good pictures and walks. From where ever you park (Craster or the Embleton) the castle is about a 1 mile walk along the coastline. If you walk from the Embleton end the parking is free. The castle looks great and is wonderful to walk around. We did go into the castle but personally I would save your money and walk round the outside and enjoy the views as there is nothing you cannot see for free. If you are a bird watcher there all sorts of nesting sea birds sound the place too. Well worth a visit if you fancy a walk which some great views just walk round the castle from the outside as there is little to be gained going in
593martynw, Alnwick, United Kingdom
The stuff of landscape painters. What a beautiful scene. Nice walk along to the castle, allows you to drink in the atmosphere.
Nice view from Craster
bdjmcc, Arundel, United Kingdom
Like to think I'm a calm person but found a new anger here - 300 miles from home. As someone else commented "definitely jobs worth".
Nickola71, Warrington, United Kingdom
We were a family of five who walked from Craster to the castle. We enjoyed a lovely walk along the coastline and reached the castle, which I have visited before. The member of staff on duty Thus 30th early afternoon was really rude - very brusque with us, she literally shooed us off the site. Her manner was disrespectful and not at all what you would expect from English Heritage staff. Two of the group were in their 70s and National Trust Members - they were quite shocked. This lady needs to refine her customer service skills!