Dunstanburgh Castle

After our visit to Alnwick and Barter Books we headed up the coast for a walk along one of the many amazing beaches. Parking near the golf club we headed south, letting Nelly free to run on the beach.

Dunstanburgh Castle is the largest castle on the Northumbrian coast, although it didn’t see much fighting. It wasn’t a border fortress and it wasn’t the seat of a local lord as it was controlled by the Earls of Lancaster. After the War of the Roses it was allowed to fall into decay.

At this time of year it’s only open at weekends, but we were happy to see the ruins from the outside. We continued our walk to the village of Craster, before tracing our steps back. There are so many castles along this coast, and so many beautiful beaches. We’re loving it here and don’t want our short holiday to end.