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North East

Dunstanburgh Castle

Iconic castle ruin, in an impressive coastal setting

Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3TT

A runner lifts her arms as she bounds along a coastal route, with a ruined castle in the background

Important notice

Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage. Free entry for NT members ( with membership card). For opening times and booking, including for NT members, please visit:

Planning your visit

A visitor with their back to the camera walks along a path to the entrance of Dunstanburgh Castle

Booking your visit 

Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage. To book tickets, please visit their website. National Trust members enter free with a valid membership card. Please note that English Heritage are unable to look up membership details. NT members please use ‘Associated Organisation' option when booking.

Aerial shot of two visitors walking along a path surrounded by rocky grassland, at Dunstanburgh Castle

Safety near livestock at Dunstanburgh Castle 

The coastal walk to Dunstanburgh Castle passes through active farmland. Read our guide to walking near livestock, including tips for walking your dog safely.

Visitor with dog at the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland

Visiting the Northumberland Coast with your dog 

Dogs can really stretch their legs on the long sandy beaches of the Northumberland Coast. Find out what facilities are available, where you can walk your dog and seasonal restrictions.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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