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Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland


  • Located in Craster, Northumberland, North East England, England
  • Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3TT
  • Dunstanburgh is Northumberland's largest castle. Within the Northumberland Coast AONB, to the east of Northumberland National Park, Dunstanburgh Castle has a stunning setting. We've located the castle on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its exact location
  • Built from 1313, Dunstanburgh Castle fell into disrepair as a result of the War of the Roses. William Turner frequently painted the castle which is now owned by the National Trust
  • We thank Colin Corlett for contributing the following walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle: 'Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumberland coast. It lies to the south of the more popular resort of Seahouses but to the north of Alnmouth. In addition to fishing the village was also used to load quarrystone onto ships for transportation south towards the busy industrial towns of the North East. Nowadays the village is more well known for the smoked kippers and the splendid coastal walk towards Dunstanburgh Castle. The coast is rocky and wild around here and this provides a fitting walk towards Dunstanburgh Castle. The castle is the largest in Northumberland covering over 11 acres of dramatic headland.The massive gate house is visible from a long way. It was built in 1313 by the Earl of Lancaster. The castle was donated by Sir Artrhur Munro Sutherland in 1929 and is now owned by the National Trust and administered by English Heritage. There is a small entrance charge and you can also browse the books and souvenirs which are for sale in a small building within the complex. However by far and away the best attraction is walking around the grounds, admiring the views over the cliffs and wondering just how magnificent this castle must have been in its full pomp and splendour.'
  • Other local castles we'd recommend visiting include Alnwick Castle and Warkworth Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Castle

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