Dunstanburgh Castle

Important notice -

Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage. Booking, including for NT members, is advised - some tickets may be available on the day, but these cannot be guaranteed. Pre-book here:

Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting

More about this place

Family walking in the countryside

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

Visitors heading for Dunstanburgh Castle


Discover the inhabitants of our many rock pools, enjoy one of our great walks or watch the wading birds on the shore.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Our work

Sheep grazing at Dunstanburgh

Livestock on the Northumberland Coast 

Agriculture is the primary land use at Craster and over many years farming has shaped the landscape we see today. To help you enjoy the walking on offer here at Dunstanburgh we recommend you follow the Countryside Code on your visit.


Looking after the North East Coast

We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic Lindisfarne Castle and Souter Lighthouse. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work. To find out more about the North East coast visit

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.