Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

£36.00

Image size: 220.00 x 310.00 mm

Limited edition of 250

I don’t need much of an excuse to paint Dunstanburgh Castle. Northumberland’s Castles are well photographed and painted by amateurs and professionals alike.

I’ve often been commissioned to do paintings of castles and I have to say, it’s always a delight.

One such project came in 2003 when I was commissioned to do around a dozen large watercolours of North East castles for a major North East Company to hang in their boardrooms.

Dunstanburgh Castle was one of the chosen castles. I decided to paint it on a summer evening just as the sun was beginning to dip below the horizon with the waves pounding down on the rocks.

Available in other sizes please contact

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“Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland Prints | Northumberland Castle Prints – Alan Reed”

Northumberland Castle Prints

Northumberland’s Castles are well photographed and painted by amateurs and professionals alike.

I’ve often been commissioned to do paintings of castles and I have to say, it’s always a delight.

One such project came in 2003 when I was commissioned to do around a dozen large watercolours of North East castles for a major North East Company to hang in their boardrooms.

Prints of Dunstanburgh Castle are now available as a limited edition print.  I decided to paint the original on a summer evening just as the sun was beginning to dip below the horizon with the waves pounding down on the rocks.

Available in other sizes please contact

Dunstanburgh Castle

Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle | English Heritage 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.

Looking after the North East Coast

A Massive ruined castle in an impressive coastal setting, part of the National Trust

Explore the rock pools that dot the rocky reefs of the shores which are full of sea creatures. Look for sea urchins, star fish and other creatures exposed at low tide.
Get active and explore the estate by following one of the walking trails on your visit.
There are two great walks for you to enjoy, just click on the link below to download the secret trail walk onto your smartphone and bring the walk with you or scroll down the page to see our spooky ghost walk.

Don’t miss

  • The views of the Castle from both Embleton Bay and Craster
  • Buying famous Craster kippers in the village
  • Watching out for wading birds like oyster catchers, dunlin and redshanks
  • The rocky outcrop on which Dunstanburgh Castle sits is the Great Whinn
  • Saddle Rock, the distinctive geological formation on the golf course side of the Castle
  • Looking out for colourful wildflowers like the purple bloody cranesbill
  • Marram and lyme grass grow on the sand dunes

Additional information

Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 310.00 × 220.00 cm

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