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Dunstan, Craster, Northumberland
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Craster is a picturesque little fishing village on the coast of Northumberland. Famous for its Craster kippers (cured herring) the town has become a popular destination for tourists.
The friendly little village is a lovely place for a holiday, with plenty of nearby attractions and activities. Set around a lovely harbour, the town is perfectly positioned for striking out on foot along the coast to discover panoramic views aplenty, with sights such as Dunstanburgh Castle towering up from the shore. Hidden gems such as Rumbling Kern beach lie to the south, and a string of sandy beaches stretch out to the north.
Behind the village of Craster, the Arnold Memorial Nature Reserve is a haven for birdlife and a lovely peaceful spot to sit and watch their comings and goings.
Within the village itself, enjoy browsing the artwork in the Mick Oxley Gallery, and indulge in some tasty meals from one of the eateries, including The Craster Seafood Restaurant, part of the famous Robson’s Smokehouse. The village’s beach within the harbour is a small and sandy section, perfect for a short stroll to get some fresh air. Fishing is a popular pastime from the harbour walls, with coalfish, flounder and cod among the species you can hope to catch.
For days out, there is an abundance of attractions nearby, including Dunstanburgh Castle itself, Alnwick Castle (7.5 miles), The Alnwick Garden (7 miles) and Howick Hall Gardens (3 miles).
Our selection of Craster cottages are a perfect base from which to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the village or to take any of the popular circular walks. With self-catering accommodation in Craster to suit everyone, you’re sure to find your perfect home-away-from-home. Take a look at our holiday cottages in Craster above, including dog-friendly cottages so your four-legged friend needn’t miss out on the fun.
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