Craster Holiday Cottages

Craster is a charming fishing village, renowned for its scenic harbour and world-famous smoked kippers. Located on the North Northumberland coast, this pretty village is a great choice for those seeking a tranquil holiday location with walks from your doorstep.

With an attractive harbour and small sandy shore, there are plenty of opportunities for you to sit and watch the sailboats come and go from the harbour, or take the coastal footpath through the pretty open fields and admire the magnificent views of the sea and the impressive ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle that lie ahead of you. The castle is one of the largest and most iconic in Northern England and a visit to this English Heritage site should not be missed when staying in Craster.

Walk into the village and the first thing you will notice is the lovely aroma of wood smoked fish. Craster Kippers (herring) are still prepared in village using traditional oak smoked barrels which give the Craster Kipper its unique taste. Try some for yourself in the Craster Restaurant or pop in to L. Robson and Sons seafood shop where you can buy and cook your own in your holiday cottage.

Further into the village, you will find the Jolly Fisherman pub restaurant that has a lovely beer garden at the rear where you can enjoy a refreshing ale while soaking up the fabulous sea views across the harbour out towards Dunstanburgh Castle. They have a lovely restaurant inside that also not only offers a tasty Northumberland menu but great views too. The Shoreline Café is a lovely spot to relax if you are wanting a spot of lunch or simply a coffee and slice of cake. Browse the local art in Mick Oxley’s Gallery, where you can discover local art and crafts.

Staying in self-catering holiday cottage in Craster, you are never far from the fantastic coastal views, scenic walks and great food and drink from the village pub restaurants and cafés. Days out are aplenty with local villages and towns such as Warkworth, Alnmouth, Amble and Alnwick within stone’s throw. Also, a visit to Howick Hall and Gardens ‘the home of Earl Grey’ in Longhoughton is recommended where you can enjoy the beautiful grounds of the former Prime Minister Charles and visit the splendid tearoom for the best cup of Earl Grey Tea!

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