Dog Friendly Day Out in Northern England

Dunstanburgh Road
Craster
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 3TT

Telephone: 01665 576231
Telephone: 0870 3331181
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/day
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Key Info:
8 miles North East of Alnwick; on footpaths from Craster or Embleton. (OS Map 75; ref NU 257219).

Description:
Dramatic Dunstanburgh 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 carried out by English Heritage indicates that he built it on a far grander scale than was hitherto recognised, perhaps more as a symbol of his opposition to the king than as a military stronghold. The innovative gatehouse, for instance, competed with the new royal castles in Wales. 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. Its impressive ruins now watch over a headland famous for seabirds.

Opening Times:
Check the English Heritage's website for details.

Dog Restrictions:
Dogs on leads are welcome.

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