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Dunstanburgh Castle

About

Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.

The castle was built at a time when relations between King Edward II and his most powerful baron, Earl Thomas of Lancaster, had become openly hostile. Lancaster began the fortress in 1313, and the latest archaeological research indicates that he built it on a far grander scale than was originally recognised, perhaps more as a symbol of his opposition to the king than as a military stronghold.

The focus of fierce fighting during the Wars of the Roses, it was twice besieged and captured by Yorkist forces, but subsequently fell into decay.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.40 per person per day
Child£3.20 per person per day
Concessions£4.90 per person per day
Family£14.00 per person per day
MemberFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

5 Nov - 26 Dec (5 Nov 2018 - 26 Dec 2018)
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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
Bank HolidayClosed
27 Dec - 1 Jan 2019 (27 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019)
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Friday10:0016:00
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
2 Jan - 17 Feb (2 Jan 2019 - 17 Feb 2019)
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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
Bank HolidayClosed
18 Feb - 22 Feb (18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019)
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Monday10:0016:00
Tuesday10:0016:00
Wednesday10:0016:00
Thursday10:0016:00
Friday10:0016:00
23 Feb - 31 Mar (23 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
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MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday10:0016:00
Sunday10:0016:00
Bank HolidayClosed