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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Dogs / pets allowed at Dunstanburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Pet friendly
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Beautiful Walk in History!

Ellé G,
This castle is a treasure, the way it has aged has left it with a very unique appearance. The walk up to the castle is beautiful, you can walk along the beach which has white sand and along the coast. Everywhere you look is a breathtaking view, at the castle, the countryside, the beach and looking out to the sea having it all in one area made it all that more special. There is a free carpark which leads you onto the beach and from there it is a 30 minute normal paced walk to the castle. Once reaching the side of the castle you can climb up the side of the hill or carry on walking by the side of it on the grass and walk up the slight slope which would be easier for some.

no 9 in the top 100 walks.

A lovely walk from Craster to the castle and voted by the public as being number 9 in the top 100 walks in the UK. It's about 3 mile return journey and mainly on the flat and on grass which is like walking on a huge carpet. The sheep keep the grass lovely. With see views and the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. Go on you know it makes sense. Get those walking boots on.

Seashore History

ian m, Darlington, United Kingdom
Historic castle, complimenting a picturesque walk along the Northumbrian Coast. Easy walking to a local legendary landmark. There is an admission charge, if you wish to further explore.

Impressive Castle

Damiano C, Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Took a walk to the castle whilst staying at Low-Newton-by-the-sea. The best views can be seen approaching the the castle from the village of Craster.

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.



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