Kippers from Craster in the smokehouse

Kippers from Craster in the smokehouse

Craster is famed as being the home of the Kipper, a smoked fish delicacy exported to food lovers across the country, and reputedly popular with the British Royal Family, too.
But there’s more to this cheery village than its famous food delicacy, still prepared in the village the traditional way, in oak smoked barrels.

Go bird spotting in the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve, owned by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. This green haven attracts a variety of birdlife where rarities including wryneck, icterine and red-breasted flycatchers have been recorded. Browse seaside inspired artwork and crafts at The Mick Oxley Gallery, or just sit and watch boating life go by. In stormy times, fishermen still haul their boats high out of the sea’s reach.

Dunstanburgh Castle is a short walk along the coast

Dunstanburgh Castle is a short walk along the coast

Work up an appetite and walk or cycle along the shore-skimming path to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, whose skeletal outline juts skyward from the sea. Incredible rock formations loom like prehistoric creatures from the coastline.  A coastal rock walk from nearby Howick to Cullernose Point takes in the landscape’s sheer geo-diversity.

A little further south is the hidden cove of Rumbling Kern, once the haunt of whisky smugglers bootlegging their contraband up and down the coastline; today this award-winning, secretive beach is worthy of a visit.

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The Jolly Fisherman
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Craster
Combining stunning sea views with delicious home cooking and beautifully kept ales, this is a tastefully refurbished pub with tradition and character at its heart. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Craster
A warm welcome awaits, along with homemade cake, at our detached family home. Perfectly situated for walking, birding and all historic attractions. ...
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Enjoy the views from this beautiful garden
Self Catering
Craster
  Harbour House enjoys wonderful sea views across the harbour in the fishing village of Craster, perhaps most famous for its delicious smoked kippers.   There is lots to see and do right ...
Outside The Bathing House in Howick
Self Catering
Craster
This truly unique and charming Grade II listed building stands in an idyllic and desirable location on the Northumberland coast. Set in a superb position on the cliff edge with sandy cove below with w ...
Outside Rock Ville
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Craster
This holiday home (sleeps 4-6), overlooking the sea with garden leading onto rocks. Midweek and weekend breaks available low season. ...
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Craster
Two finely renovated stone cottages, situated 1 mile from the sea. Fully equipped. Maintained by owners to a high standard and immaculate throughout. Excellent for walking, cycling and birdwatching. ...
Outside Dunstanburgh Castle
Historic sites
Craster
The ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle tower over the Northumberland coastal line. It is an ideal family day out with a picnic area, fantastic views, and it is not far from the Scottish Borders. ...
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Harbour View Cottage
Self Catering
Craster
Harbour View is a stone built cottage in one of the most picturesque locations, right on the harbour at Craster with great views from the front overlooking the small harbour and out to sea. ...
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Caravan & Camping
Craster
Quiet family-run 3-acre park. Easy access. Level, sheltered, spacious pitches (grass). EHU available. Spotlessly clean facilities - cleaned twice daily. Superb location for beaches and walking. Craste ...
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View from 2 Old Farm Buildings
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Craster
Direct access onto safe sandy beach, with access to coastal path. 3 bedroomed, single storey cottage, very comfortable, well equipped. ...
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Craster
Harbourside House-completely refurbished, sleeps 5. Views of the harbour. ...

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