Dunstanburgh Castle

Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting

Dunstanburgh Castle

Things to see and do

Two visitors near Dunstanburgh Castle


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

A Little Tern on the hut roof at the Long Nanny near Low Newton, on the Northumberland Coast

Use of Drones on the Northumberland Coast 

The use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. We are experiencing increasing issues with drones on our sites on the Northumberland Coast and we expect this to continue as the technology becomes more available. Below outlines in more detail why we do not allow drones to be flown at National Trust sites.

Dunstanburgh Castle

What's on

View of Dunstanburgh Castle from the north west

Dunstanburgh Castle ghost walk 

For a spooky ghost walk in an isolated setting, look no further than the Northumberland coastline, which is dominated by the magnificent ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle.


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