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]

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

Anything else? Parking in the village is extremely limited - it's almost always best to use the visitor car park (with a charge, and still gets full at peak times) at G.R.: NU 256197 ///ribs.seagull.tightrope

[Walking along the coast to Dunstanburgh Castle]

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Walk: Dunstanburgh seaside safari ★★

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> Dunstanburgh Castle ★★★ (1 mi ↑)
>> Dunstanburgh Castle seabird colony ★★★ (1 mi ↑)

[Part of Dunstanburgh Castle]

[Dunstanburgh Castle seabird colony]

[Looking out to sea from Craster harbour]

[Smokehouse]

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