Craster


CrasterCraster is a fishing village in Northumberland, famous for producing "Craster kippers". Craster has been a fishing haven since at least the 17th century. The harbour was built the early 20th century which as well as fishing also supported exporting whinstone from local quarries[1]. During World War 2, a radar station was built and a number of pillboxes were built around Craster. Craster the nearest point of acess to Dunstanburgh Castle.

Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast of England. It has a small harbour and offers a view northwards along the rocky shore to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. This is the nearest point of access to the castle and the approach must be made on foot as there is just a grassy path. The next village to the north is Embleton.

For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known in England. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.

The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century. The development of the harbour serves as a memorial to their son.

The walk along the coast to the south passes by Cullernose Point, an example of the basaltic cliffs which are a significant feature of the local landscape. It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A mile to the west, Dunstan Hall is a mansion incorporating a medieval peel tower, now used as holiday accommodation.

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Craster Harbour

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Fishing boats at Craster Harbour

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Craster Harbour (2004)

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Dunstanburgh Castle
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- Overview About Dunstanburgh Castle Map Street View Dunstanburgh Castle is located on the Northumberland coast, one mile north of Craster and a mile and a half south-east of Embleton. The castle ...
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Craster Scouts Serving the Country

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Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle Northumberland

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