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Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting

An iconic castle ruin, once one of the largest and grandest fortifications in Northern England. The castle dominates one of the most beautiful stretches of Northumberland coastline.

Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage.  Here are the opening times for 2015

National Trust members enter free with a valid membership card.

Looking after the North East coast

We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in the our bit of the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic castles of Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work.

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Kittiwake on Dunstanburgh cliffs

Kittiwake on Dunstanburgh cliffs

Becoming a member of the National Trust means you would get free entry to places like Dunstanburgh, and see your money go towards the upkeep of these amazing coastal sites.

Northumberland Coast Blog

Dunstanburgh Castle is part of our Northumberland Coast group. You can read about some of the work we get up to at the Castle in our Coast Blog, which is added to by staff and volunteers.