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 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
15/03/2017

DRAMATIC COASTLINE


HappyWanderer817, United Kingdom
The castle is a ruin and is a real landmark, easily recognisable from miles away up and down the coast by its crown shape. It's open to visitors (English Heritage do make a charge) at certain times of the year. The walk from Low Newton to Craster is idyllic, either along the dunes, past Embleton Steads and Dunstanburgh golf links or along the beach. The castle must have been pretty impressive in its day. It still has a presence and brooding about it which you can sense when walking there just as it's getting dark. We love this walk and so do our dogs.
tripadvisor
13/03/2017

Lovely day for a walk.


AJBwf4, Wakefield, United Kingdom
What an absolutely stunning part of the world this is. Just two quid to park all day, and a great walk up to the castle. Lovely area helped by a load of sunshine!
tripadvisor
09/03/2017

Amazing ruins


georgieboy, colchester uk
Walked along the beach from Embleton and up onto the coastal path. The castle was closed but what is left of it is so impressive and imposing sitting on the cliff top.
tripadvisor
06/03/2017

Quite a Walk


claremarsh2, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Its quite a walk to get to the Castle - 3/4 mile alongside a golf course - but once there the views are stunning!
tripadvisor
05/03/2017

Coastal promenade and a nice castle


Andr_Petr, Bucharest, Romania
It's a nice old castle in ruins guarding the coastal landscape. You can reach it only after a long walk along the coastline. You may also consider a picnic near it to complete a family outing.
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