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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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  • 位於英格蘭東北角海邊,屬於英國國家遺跡組織管理,門票不貴,但所在地非常偏遠,到達小漁村外圍的停車場後,至少還要走將近一小時才會到!但當地景色優美,時間足夠的話值得一遊。 
  • Walked to the castle and had a look around after a lunch stop in Craster. Lovely, scenic walk by the shore and castle was worth a visit. The views from the top of the spiral staircase are fantastic. 
  • A short walk from Craster (see my review of the smokehouse) along the shore to the castle. The walk is not to difficult and is mostly over grassland and about a mile each way. Once at the castle you p...  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.