Dunstanburgh Castle is now a ruined castle situated on a remote headland in Northumberland. It is associated with many myths and legends and a spooky folktale concerning a good knight who becomes caught up in an endless search for a beautiful woman he once found asleep on a crystal plinth deep within the castle.
According to the legend, in the days when knights were virtuous and chivalrous there was a good knight named Sir Guy. One evening he happened to be traveling nearby and as the sun was going down a storm began to brew in the darkening sky. On hearing the rumble of thunder and as the rain began falling in torrents he looked around for shelter. In the distance, he saw the jagged ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle black against the sky and decide to seek shelter there.
As he approached the ruins he realized they stood on a high cliff with their backs to the sea but could not see a path that led up to it. With no way up and the rain lashing down he looked around for alternative shelter and found a cave. He entered and took off his sodden cloak and jacket. Inside it was dark and as his eyes grew accustomed he saw a softly glimmering light floating slowly towards him from down a passageway. As the light came nearer it changed its appearance to form the terrifying figure of an ugly old warlock. “Follow if you dare ad you will find beauty beyond belief!,”