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National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster

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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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  • Dunstanburgh Castle can be reached from both sides. The walk from Craster is an easier and relatively flat walk across fields along the seaside and is approximately 3 miles round trip. The much pretti...  more »
  • It was quite a walk across the fields to the castle - a 3 mile round hike - but it was worth it. Fantastic ruin with the most wonderful views. Make sure you pay for at least three hours car park so yo...  more »
  • What a lovely walk along the headland to this what must have been a magnificent Castle in its day. The enormity of the area and its surroundings are breath taking. Don't forget to park in the first ca...  more »
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  • Was a fab walk and Craster is a lovely village! My dog most definitely enjoyed it! I wouldn't bother paying in tbh.. They obviously didn't put up a good fight considering what's left of the place 😂
  • Look at it as part of a coastal walk unless you haven't been in a tumble down castle before. Smoked kipper sandwich from the visitors centre in Craster is worth the trip.
  • Lovely castle, great views, lovely walk. Further on past the castle (walking from craster) there is a lovely beach towards embleton bay which is well worth a visit.
  • An iconic site on the Northumberland coast & can be reached by walking from Craster village to the south or along the splendid sandy beach from Low Newton. The views from the castle are great on a clear day especially from the Lilburn tower to the north of the keep.
  • 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.