Things to see & do

A dramatic approach

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Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage. There is a regular programme of events here: please check the English Heritage website for more details.

Dunstanburgh Castle page on the English Heritage website


We have two walks at Dunstanburgh for you to enjoy, just click on the links below. Download onto your smartphone and bring the walk with you.

Don't miss

  • The views of the Castle from both Embleton Bay and Craster
  • Buy famous Craster kippers in the village
  • Watch out for wading birds like oyster catchers, dunlin and redshanks
  • The rocky outcrop on which Dunstanburgh Castle sits is the Great Whinn
  • Saddle Rock, the distintive geological formation on the golf course side of the Castle
  • Look out for colourful wildflowers like the purple bloody cranesbill
  • Marram and lyme grass grow on the sand dunes