16 July 2019

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle is a grade I listed 14th century castle on the Northumberland coast between the seaside villages of Craster and Embleton. Dunstanburgh is managed by the English Heritage and National Trust members can also visit for free. 

It was built between the years 1312 and 1322 and is part of a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’, an important natural environment for birds and amphibians. We spotted some nesting seagulls (they were so fluffy) and cormorants.

We parked in the carpark in Craster, and the walk along the coastline from here to the castle is just over a mile; it was very windy along the route! Inside the castle you can climb up to the top to admire the surrounding countryside, and there’s a lovely walk around the cliff tops with a view of the sea and the nesting birds hidden in the rocks.

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