Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster

An amusing start to the day as we manage to break a bit of our favourite motorhome bed….there are 3 bed options in Luci but we prefer the rear lounge…but no more on this trip!

It’s a short drive to Craster from Seahouses, just a few miles south down the coast. Plan to park in Craster and then walk to Dunstanburgh Castle but car park is full and no chance of parking Luci, so we go to campsite early. The Proctor Dean site is in Dunstan and just what we need. Pitch up, have lunch and then get a map and walking directions to Dunstanburgh Castle.

It’s a lovely stroll across beautiful countryside, through fields of horses and cows and then along the coast to the Castle. Coastline is just beautiful. The ruins of the castle are enchanting and you can walk up stairs to the top for breathtaking views.

I enjoy a kindle moment in the sunshine whilst Tony finishes his castle grounds exploring.

We decide to walk along the coast into Craster rather than directly to the campsite and eventually arrive at the harbour with the tide out and a tiny beach on display. Have a drink at The Jolly Fisherman from the best seats in the house in the garden looking out to the North Sea. Fabulous views of the castle from here too. The tide is now coming in and we enjoy watching the birds perched on a rocky outcrop in the sea fly away until eventually it’s last bird standing!

We walk back to the campsite via at the local pub in Dunstan, The Cottage Inn.  Tony cooks tonight and we watch the last of Firefly plus one of our old favourite movies, Overboard.

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