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
Dogs / pets allowed
We parked in Craster and walked a very windy and cold walk up to the castle, lapped the perimeter then headed back. We didn't go in as its payable admission and didn't look much left to see to be honest and English Heritage / National Trust constant money grabbing gets a little wearing after a while especially in this area. The return journey was altogether more pleasant as the wind was behind us.The walk is invigorating though and worth it to pass an hour or so.
A stunning walk to a beautiful English Heritage Site
Paul C, Earby, United Kingdom
On a nice day, you have to walk from Craster to the Castle. This takes about 20-30 mins along the coast with stunning views. The Castle is well worth the visit. There is a charge but it's free to National Trust and English Heritage members. A great walk especially with dogs which are welcome throughout the site.
Lovely walk with a view
livinglifetothefull1, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
There is a small pay and display car park nearby to the castle and then there is a beautiful walk with sea views to the castle. It was very windy the day I went - so wrap up! The castle is free to NT and English Heritage members. I walked around and just took in the views. There is a small shop on site - I would recommend taking drinks etc with you as there are no facilities on site. The walk is easy with no steps so easy for all to enjoy
Wild and windy
Parked in Craster and walked to castle, fabulous scenery and an easy walk for everyone.The castle is imposing but unfortunately not much left but with a lot of history.The weather was cold and miserable but we still managed to roll our paste eggs down the banks. The cliffs around were full of screeching sea birds all defending their perilous nests. A beautiful setting will definately be back.
Fantastic family day out
The kids loved this walk along the grass fields full of cattle. Just a step down to the rocks with the sea rolling up. Which is great for shallow pools investigating sealife. A good walk to the castle which the view of all the way is stunning. When you reach the castle and go in (you have to pay) we have national trust so we're members. The drop round the edges of the castle are high with limited fencing and mostly none around the castle! So watch the kids as it's open and they just wanted to run! Amazing views. Such a great day.