Dunstanburgh Castle

Craster
Northumberland
NE66 3TT

+44 01665 576231

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Overview

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

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Ticketing and entry prices for Dunstanburgh Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult)
1
£4.40
per ticket
Concession 1
£4.00
per ticket
Child 1
£2.60
per ticket

Family Ticket - £11.40


PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID

 

EH Members and National Trust Members Free

Dates & times for Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster

From To
Times between 01/11/2016 and 19/02/2017
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat10:00 - 16:00
 
Monday20/02/2017Friday24/02/201710:00 - 16:00
Daily from 10:00 to 16:00.
 
Times between 25/02/2017 and 31/03/2017
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat10:00 - 16:00
 

THE SITE IS CLOSED ON 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017

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Dogs / pets allowed at Dunstanburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Dogs / pets allowed
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tripadvisor
14/01/2017

Great walk


edwardsharrison, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Great local walk, we love coming along here with the dog. Gorgeous photo opportunities when the sun is going down.
tripadvisor
06/01/2017

Best viewed from walk.


Stoneleigh, uk
Very good easy walk from Craster. Closed but wouldn't,t have paid to enter as little to add to view.
tripadvisor
03/01/2017

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
tripadvisor
28/12/2016

Blustery walk


AndyHillier1,
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.
tripadvisor
21/12/2016

Enormous ruin.


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.
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URL: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/dunstanburghcastle

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