Craster

Northumberland | Village | ★★

[Craster harbour]

There's pretty much a set itinerary if you visit Craster. Seafood, harbour, castle - once you've found a parking space, that is. This well-kept, Northumberland fishing village has a recent history of herring smoking: Robson & Sons still own a smokehouse here, and Craster kippers are somewhat famous. We loved them in a bun at Piper's Pitch (an understated hut by the car park), and also enjoyed local crab at The Jolly Fisherman in the village centre. The mile's walk to Dunstanburgh Castle is a straightforward one (particularly interesting at low tide if you like rockpooling), described in our separate walk page, listed below.

[Crab sandwiches and other seafood at The Jolly Fisherman]

Location & info

📌 Craster ★★
Northumberland, G.R.: NU 258199 ///friend.flask.recorder

🚶 The village is tiny, but you're probably here for Dunstanburgh Castle, just over a 1 mi walk each way.
🚌 There are infrequent buses from Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnwick.
🚗 Village centre parking is extremely limited - use the visitor centre car park (with charge, and still gets full at peak times) at G.R.: NU 256197 ///ribs.seagull.tightrope.



See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Walk: Dunstanburgh seaside safari ★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Dunstanburgh Castle ★★★ (1 mi ↑)
>> Dunstanburgh Castle seabird colony ★★★ (1 mi ↑)
>> Embleton Bay ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Holy Trinity Church (Embleton) ★★ (2 mi ←)

[Walking along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle]

[Part of Dunstanburgh Castle]

[Dunstanburgh Castle seabird colony]

[Looking out to sea from Craster harbour]

[Smokehouse]

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