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
Wild lets your mind really travel
Kate1e, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Let your imagination run wild as to what it must have been like living in the castle when it was in full action the weather plus the risk of attack from land or sea. Is really the work of a good fiction/ historical writer.
The staff were lovely and very helpful, I easily found my way around the castle ruins. Would defo recommend for people wanting a morning out somewhere, couldn’t spend all day there though.
What a find
Anne M, Melbourne, Australia
Walking along the coast line from the fishing village of Craster towards the castle was haunting. Although a ruin, the castle is very atmospheric.
kbjunior88, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
nice walk but not too much left of castle, great views and interesting site but unfortunately no toilet facilities.
Stunningly beautiful part of Northumberland
Jacqueline B, South Shields, United Kingdom
The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh is lovely and fairly easy, particularly for those who aren't really fit. The incline is mild and there are loads of opportunities for rock pooling along the way so great for the kids. There are some nice places to eat and drink nearby. It's a lovely place for a picnic in the warmer weather too.