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Think of Craster and you immediately think of Kippers, delicious oak-smoked kippers are smoked in sheds above the harbour and these are a part of what this little place is famous for. The other is breathtaking cliff scenery
Craster is a quiet and unspoiled fishing village, the picturesque harbour though is no longer used for fishing, rather it is used by sailing crafts belonging to locals and holiday makers. Often the colourful sailing crafts jostle for position with the little cobles that go out looking for lobster and crabs. The shortage of Herrings means that few are caught in these waters and these days Herrings for kippering ans smoking are delivered from Scotland.
Typically, the houses and cottages here are built of stone, some are quite ancient and have the appearance of growing out from the hard rock on which they stand, they are gaunt and strong, built to withstand the harsh weather and howling gales that pound this magnificent coastline. To enjoy this fine scenery at it's best you should walk the boulder strewn path to Dunstanburgh Castle. Here, a rocky promontory juts out into the sea, it is magnificently crowned with the romantic ruins of the 14th-century castle, there is an unreal quality here, a rare and matchless beauty.
There are several places of interest in both Craster and the surrounding regions; above the village is Craster Tower, a Georgian house which incorporates the remains of an earlier building of medieval origins. Howick Hall is at nearby Howick and there are two fine golf courses and an ancient Battle site at Stamford.
You can have a fine time in this very pretty and hospitable litle fishing village and there are plenty of cafe's and inns in which to taste the famous kippers, they are so delicious you will surely take some home with you - enjoy!
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