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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|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
Family Ticket - £11.40
EH Members and National Trust Members Free
|Times between 25/02/2017 and 31/03/2017|
THE SITE IS CLOSED ON 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017
Dogs / pets allowed
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.