Dunstanburgh Castle

Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting

More about this place

Running along the Northumberland Coast


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

Lindisfarne Castle from a drone flying to the south of the site

Caring for our coast: managing drone use 

To protect wildlife and ensure our visitors are free to fully enjoy their experience, we carefully manage how and where drones are used on the Northumberland Coast.

Dunstanburgh Castle

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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.

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