9 Best Castles and Palaces In Craster Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Castles and Palaces In Craster

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Craster in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 9 Craster castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle by sea in Alnwick

Dunstanburgh Castle

  • Alnwick
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dunstanburgh Castle This iconic castle ruin was once upon a time one of the largest and most grandiose forts in Northern England, still even now thor...

Kids on broomsticks at Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

  • Alnwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Medieval knights, dragons, dressing up AND Harry Potter?! Alnwick Castle may very well be heaven on earth. The castle has a fantastically rich histor...

Outside view of Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bamburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Bamburgh Castle is filled with hundreds of years’ worth of dark tales, rebellion, myths, millionaire benefactors and more. There’s even evidence that...

Outside view of Chillingham Castle in Alnwick

Chillingham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Alnwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

A mere 20 minutes from the seaside, Chillingham Castle is open to the public from Easter and through October for exploration of their Gardens, Lakes...

Walking path at Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens in Newcastle upon Tyne

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens is like a great big adventure playground. Bring along the kids to explore a fine medieval castle, a Greek Revival vil...

Outside view of Tynemouth Priory and Castle

Tynemouth Priory and Castle

  • Tynemouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Tynemouth Priory and Castle on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. Overlooking the North Sea and...

Outside view of Floors Castle in Kelso

Floors Castle

  • Kelso
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Floors Castle is a wonderful example to kids who've previously seen ruins and military style fortifications of how such a building can still be a...

Walls of Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

  • Jedburgh
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail: a model prison in its day but now a bit spooky! Also discover the history of the Royal Burgh of J...

Girl looking into doll house at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder

Thirlestane Castle

  • Lauder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape, the fairytale exterior makes it the perfect place for a magi...

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