Craster is famous as the home of the Craster Kipper, a smoked fish exported to food lovers across the country and popular with The British Royal Family. But there's more to the village than its famous delicacy, prepared the traditional way in oak smoked barrels.
There are hints of Craster's violent past in its strong rectangular 14th century Pele tower. Its harbour is a more recent affair built in 1906 in memory of Captain John Craster who was killed in active service in India.
Remains of an ancient settlement were found at nearby Howick, and is widely regarded as the country's best example of a Mid-Stone Age house.
Archaeologists estimate the Howick House - which probably looked like a thatched hut - was built a staggering 7,600 years ago and was a place where tribes found shelter and stored food for the long Northumberland winter.
Why not stay in a nearby bed and breakfast and wake up to some magnificent views from the heart of the village? Or if you want to stretch your legs, take the picturesque coastal footpath from Craster one and half miles north to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Stay in a Craster cottage property for a week or two and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of this small, picturesque village. There are several variations to the nearby walking routes, such as a longer circular walk that takes in the castle, a short, reasonably-accessible trail along the waterfront, and a southbound trail, taking you close to Howick Hall and Gardens.
Walk to the South and you will witness some spectacular scenery before arriving at Cullernose Point, a fine example of the basaltic cliffs which are a significant feature of the local landscape.
The area's stunning scenery has proved popular with television and film makers. ITV comedy drama Distant Shores was shot in the area.