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County - Northumberland | Map
Tel code: 01665 | code search
Postcode: NE66 | code search
Population: 250
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Food Legends:
Craster Kippers
Folk Customs:
Allendale Tar Barrel Carrying
Northumberland Clog Dancing
Shrovetide Football at Alnwick

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The Cottage Inn
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Six miles north east of Alnwick, on the Northumberland coast, lies the little village of Craster on a whinstone ridge named Chaster Heugh, from which it is thought to have taken its name. The surrounding area is mainly whinstone beds, an indentation providing Craster with a natural harbour. Two areas of rocks known as Little Car and Muckle Car protect this harbour. The township was given to Albert Craster, founder of the Craster family, in the twelth century. Craster Tower was built as an imposing residence east of the village, in which his family continued to live for many centuries. Thomas Wood Craster built a small mission, which took his name, in the village in 1877 so that villagers would not need to travel to Embleton in order to go to church. It still belonged to the family in its centenary year when the Bishop of Newcastle dedicated it giving the church the name ‘St Peter the Fisherman’. The harbour was built in the nineteenth century for the herring fishery and is perhaps most famous for the curing sheds which produce the renowned Craster kippers. Always known as a fishing village, Craster is a small rural community enjoyed by local visitors and tourists alike.

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Stamford Farmhouse (2.23 miles)

Stamford Farmhouse
Surrounded by gardens & woodlands Stamford Farmhouse is perfectly placed for access to beautiful coastline & places of interest. Upon arrival, there is a complimentary afternoon tea, with homemade baking. The Farmhouse has tastefully furnished ... More | visit website
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Masons Arms (2.75 miles)

Masons Arms

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A former coaching inn built about 200 years ago, the Masons Arms is 5 miles from Alnwick, and serves substantial home-cooked meals prepared with the very best local produce. The Masons Arms ... More

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Beach Cottage (4.11 miles)

Beach Cottage

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On one of the most spectacular stretches of Northumberland Heritage coast, these six individually designed cottages enjoy an idyllic location on a working farm only yards from ... More

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Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa (5.19 miles)

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa

Doxford Hall is a brand new hotel just opened Summer 2008. Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa has been called handmade hall‚ for a reason. The hotel boasts unrivalled attention to detail in every area, from the stunning ... More | visit website

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Beach Court (5.57 miles)

Beach Court

Beach Court, our non smoking home, is located just seconds from the shore and adjacent to Beadnell's tiny 18th century harbour. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and photographed properties on the entire North ... More | visit website

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Preston House B&B (5.70 miles)

Preston House B&B
Outstanding B&B accommodation, peacefully located in the hamlet of Preston, with the dramatic backdrop of Preston Tower on one side and sweeping fields and big Northumbrian skies stretching to the sea on the other side ... More | visit website
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Saddle Bed & Breakfast (5.82 miles)

Saddle Bed & Breakfast

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The Saddle Hotel & Grill is a small friendly family run business. Located in the sea side village of Alnmouth, in the heart of the ... More

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Hope and Anchor Hotel (5.82 miles)

Hope and Anchor Hotel
The Hope and Anchor is reputed to be one of the oldest buildings in the popular seaside village of Alnmouth. It offers a comfortable base from which you can enjoy the delights of the heritage ... More | visit website
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The Schooner Hotel & restaurant (5.95 miles)

The Schooner Hotel & restaurant

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Less than 100 metres from the beach and golf course, the Schooner is a 17th-century coaching inn, with 2 cosy bars and centrally heated ... More

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Nether Grange (5.97 miles)

Nether Grange

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Occupies a wonderful position in this quiet village overlooking the sea.Nether Grange began life as a granary and the Country House accommodation retains much of its old character. It stands ... More

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