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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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 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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tripadvisor
18/02/2017

Superb castle


Stuart N, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
My son is learning about castles at school so decided to take him here. It's a lovely walk from Craster and the parking is good value. The castle is a large ruin but you can still get up to the second floor by the main entrance and get a great view of the coast. It would have been very Impressive back in the 1300s. The location is brilliant and the view up to Newton by the sea is fab. You can see Bamburgh in the distance too. Great for a picnic if the weather is good.
tripadvisor
17/02/2017

Lovely walk.


Rai S, Carlisle, United Kingdom
We didn't actually go inside the Castle due to the prices, but the walk from Craster to the Castle is lovely. We ventured down on to some rocks by the sea to eat our picnic as there's no benches (I assume there's a reason for that) and it was absolutely perfect.
tripadvisor
14/02/2017

Rewarding coastal walk


HonestCharlatan, Stavanger, Norway
Enjoyable walk from Craster to the castle. Its an easy walk (basically flat), a bit wet, windy and muddy when I went. The castle itself is a sizeable ruin with a partial gatehouse to climb and sea views. There are some information boards and a small visitors hut but more information would have been nice. Free entry for National Trust members.
tripadvisor
14/02/2017

Awesome


Joanne M, York
Such an amazing location. Much more to see on the in side than you think. How is it still standing on such a rugged coastline?
tripadvisor
28/01/2017

Great place on a nice day


watto13, n.wales
Weather was not great but still a great day out. On a clear day it would be a great walk to the castle and there would be stunning views
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URL: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/dunstanburghcastle

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