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This picturesque village of Craster, famous for its kippers, developed around a natural haven and prospered fom local fishing and transportation of stone from the local quarry. Crabs, lobsters and salmon are landed from the local fishing boats which also offer trips to sea anglers.

From the harbour there is a spectacular coastal walk to the 14th Century ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Within the village there is a pub, seafood restaurant and tourist information centre.

For those who like to venture a little further afield, the surrounding countryside offers delightful market towns and villages, beautiful sandy beaches, many ancient castles and churches. For birdwatchers there are nature reserves at Newton-by-the-Sea, Budle Bay, The Farne Islands and Holy Island (Lindisfarne).

Nearby there are opportunities for horse riding, sea, coastal and river fishing as well as several challenging golf courses such as Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. There are abundant opportunities for cyclists and walkers of all abilities to explore the wild countryside of the Coquet Valley, Simonside and Cheviot Hills with guided walks throughout the year. Places of interest to visit on day-trips include Kielder Reservoir, Beamish Museum, the Gateshead Metro Centre, Alnwick Castle, the world famous Alnwick Garden and of course Barter Books, one of Britain's largest second hand book stores.

Craster Pine Lodges in Northumberland are a perfect base from which to explore an area steeped in history.


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