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

Special offers

Dogs / pets allowed at Dunstanburgh Castle Historic sites Attraction Pet friendly
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My favourite Castle in the World!

MRSTOFFS, Sunniside, Tyne and Wear
Rugged coastline walk amongst the cattle and the sheep, breathtaking views and my favourite castle ever set in the splendour of the Northumbrian coastline.

Too expensive for what it is

Andrew T, Bangor, United Kingdom
Followed the signs to the castle along the plesant coastal path to be conftonted with an admission charge. Nothing was stated at the beginning of the walk. Google earth shows this castle as a ruin! Turned out to be an expensive one....I did not enter.

Walk from Craster to the Castle

Paul-Julie M,
This bracing 1.75 mile coastal walk from The harbour to the castle is well worth it. The imposing castle always in view growing bigger with every stride.

Coastal walk from Craster to historic ruined castle at Dunstanburgh

Claire L,
Parking on the right as you come into Craster; more parking at the back of the car park as well. Take a drink or picnic and visit toilets before setting off on the coastal walk to Dunstanburgh castle (National Trust property managed by English Heritage). Cobbled coastal walk. Amazing views from the castle's tower. Limited information about the castle but very interesting and well worth the walk.

Great day out

joyardley, Mansfield, United Kingdom
We did the shoreline walk with the children and the dog from crastter and had a great time looking at the dramatic coastline and exploring the castle. Very reasonable entry fee too.



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