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National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
On a quiet, picturesque coast resides National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, the largest of its kind in Northumberland. Erected in 1313, the castle was built on a far grander scale than was originally recognized. As the focus of fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses, it was twice besieged and captured by Yorkist forces, and subsequently fell into decay. Be sure you explore the twin-towered keep, and walk down to the water to view the ruins from the coastline. Make National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle a centerpiece of your Alnwick vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Alnwick vacation route planner.
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  • Quite a walk to the castle and back but well worth it. Would recommend good walking boots to dodge the cow poo. Castle is interesting, getting a guide book definitely helps. Dogs are allowed so we wer...  read more »
  • Such a photogenic place whether you walk to it from Embleton or Crastor. Going in October it is a very good idea to check the weather conditions beforehand. An d also go well before four o'clock when ...  read more »
  • Fancied a day out and never visited this site. Had a lovely circular walk and the castle was really good, lots to look at inside and in amazing condition. Gift shop a bit expensive but overall an exce...  read more »
  • One of the many ancient castles that makes Northumberland one of the best locations in England. The walks along the beaches with the sand dunes and rockey outcrops makes this a most interesting place.
  • Superb views and the walk to the castle is great - but the castle is effectively ruins so there's not exactly a lot to explore once you're there. You should definitely see it if you're already visiting nearby Craster.
  • Smashing walk to the castle from Craster along the coast. N.B. There are no facilities here so a visit will involve a good few hours without a loo.
  • These ruins were amazing, so much history and easy to let your imagination run trying to comprehend the people of those times. Beautiful walk along the coast and well worth a visit.
  • Castles! That surreal mix of violent history and childhood fantasy will always bring with it a tingling sensation!
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