"Dunstanburgh Castle" Day trips to Northumberland's coast and castles Tip by MartinR


Bit of a wreck this castle but still worth a visit. The castle would have been a formidable fortress. Yet its building in 1313 was little more than a ego trip. It was built by Thomas of Lancaster who was extreamly wealthy. Yet he fell out with King Edward II and felt the need to be protected. This castle never saw any real action due to its lack of any stratigic importance.

Directions: Craster. Park in the village, you then have about a mile along the cliffs to walk

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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