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Craster Harbour


For centuries, fishermen from Craster pulled their boats up onto the shore of 'Craster Haven', which provided some natural protection. The harbour seen today was built in 1906 as a memorial by the Craster family of Craster Tower. The harbour is partly formed from an old whinstone quarry.[1] It has a distinctive concrete rectangle on the south harbour wall, which is a favourite with tourists for 'framing' photos of nearby Dunstanburgh Castle. This was a base for supports for an areal ropeway used for transporting stone to the harbour from a second quarry at the west of the village (now used as the public car park).

Craster Memorial Harbour. Constructed in memory of Capt. Charles Pulleine Craster, 46th Punjabis, who fell in action during the Thibetan Expedition, June 1904. He took a deep interest in the provision of a harbour at Craster. His brothers and sister chose this way of perpetuating his memory. AD 1906.

Plaque on the harbour wall

Craster 1906
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Coastal Northumberland : Craster Harbour

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Craster Harbour Panorama

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Boat returning to harbour

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Craster

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Craster Fete 2008

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Dunstanburgh Castle from Craster

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The view through Craster boat launch wall of Dunstanburgh Castle

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Coastal Northumberland : View Along The North Breakwater at Craster Harbour

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Coastal Northumberland : The Entrance To Craster Harbour

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Craster Harbour

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Craster Harbour
- "For many centuries fishermen from Craster pulled their boats up onto the shore of Craster Haven, with only the protection afforded by the offshore rocks of Little Carr and Muckle ...

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British expedition to Tibet
- "The British expedition to Tibet, also known as the British invasion of Tibet or the Younghusband expedition to Tibet began in December 1903 and lasted until September 1904. The expedition ...

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Coastal Northumberland ; All You Ever Wanted To Know About Craster Harbour, But Were Afraid To Ask

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Craster Harbour Panorama

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Craster Harbour whinstone quarry
- "Craster harbour is partly formed from an old whinstone quarry. Remains of supports for whinstone silos and an aerial ropeway have survived. Quarrying also took place to the west of ...

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Craster harbour

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Craster Harbour, 1964 – 2

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Craster Harbour, 1964 – 1

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Craster Harbour, 1964 – 3

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