Dunstanburgh Castle

Important notice -

Dunstanburgh Castle will only open weekends from 31 October. Booking with English Heritage is essential. In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks.

Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting

More about this place

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