Craster Journals

Around Craster

Best of IgoUgo

A June 2012 trip to Craster by Slug

Craster Harbour Photo, Craster, Northumberland More Photos
Quote: Our accommodation for our Northumberland Coast Path trip was in the pretty fishing fishing village of Craster. There is plenty to see and do in this area.

The Ship Inn

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Excellent little pub next to the coast"

The Ship Inn Photo, Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland
Quote:
One long term ambition has been to enjoy an evening meal at the Ship Inn at the tiny sea front hamlet of Low Newton By the Sea a few miles north of Craster. In the past we have eaten a light bite of perhaps kipper pate on a lunchtime, but have never enjoyed a full meal at this remarkable little pub. I love the place as it is housed in a traditional fisherman's cottage with a superb aspect overlooking the rugged Northumberland Coast. The Ship is little more than two rooms, furnished in unfussy stripped pine and with dried flowers dotted around the place. The Ship Inn is at the back of a U shape of little fishermen's cottages, and pub tables take over much of the green in front making an ide...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2012

The Ship Inn
Low Newton-By-The-Sea
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3EL
01665 576262

Cottage Inn

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "A nice local Inn - the Cottage Inn"

Cottage Inn Photo, Craster, Northumberland
Quote:
Our self catering accommodation in the village of Dunstan about a mile from Craster was very helpfully located about 4 doors away from a lively pub, the Cottage Inn. The front of the pub is indeed very attractive looking comprising of a line of traditional whitewashed cottages, although the back of the premises has been extended more than once and is beyond recognition of its original form. There is a lovely looking huge beer garden to the end of the pub, meaning it is a great place for families to linger and have lunch. The menu looked good, although some of the dishes turned out a little beige and deep fried for my liking. Many people were complementary of the food and very little remain...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 18, 2012

Cottage Inn
Dunstan Village
Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 3SZ
+44 (0)1665 576658

Jolly Fisherman

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Excellent Seafood at Craster's Jolly Fisherman"

Jolly Fisherman Photo, Craster, Northumberland
Quote:
After our weeks walking our final day's vacation was something of a wash out as the weather changed for the worse. Unfortunately changeable weather has to always be on the cards in this windy part of the United Kingdom. In any case, after 65 miles of walking we felt we deserved a reward and as the weather was hardly conducive to exploring the great outdoors, we decided to treat ourselves to a lazy afternoon followed by an evening meal at the local pub in Craster, The Jolly Fisherman. At first glance, it seemed the Jolly Fisherman had seen better days. It is a rather tired looking country pub with no obvious design or style beyond a slight country rural tinge to it. At the end of the Jolly ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2012

Jolly Fisherman
9 Haven Hill
Craster, Northumberland NE66 3TR
01665 576 461

Howick Hall Gardens

Best Of IgoUgo

Attraction | "Home to Earl Grey Tea: Howick Hall"

Howick Hall Gardens Photo, Craster, Northumberland
Quote:
Just a couple of miles south of Craster is the lovely Howick Hall, home to Earl Grey, former British Prime Minister (1830-34) and for whom Earl Grey tea was created (with the addition of Bergamot) to mitigate against the taste of lime from the wells at Howick Hall.Unfortunately a trip around the Howick Hall Estate involves quite a lot of walking, so you might need to incorporate a couple of extra miles (and hours) into your plans if you are hiking the 65 mile Northumberland Coast Path. Alternatively it is a lovely couple of miles stroll along the coast from Craster; just look out for the entrance to Howick Hall near the old bath house (now a beautiful holiday home for rent) on the coast. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 18, 2012

Howick Hall Gardens
Howick
Alnwick, England NE66 3LB
01665 577 285

A wander around Craster

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Craster Harbour Photo, Craster, Northumberland
Quote:
One of my favourite small Northumberland coast towns is Craster. There's not too much to the place, but certainly enough to keep me interested and happy. The local Craster family who owned lands in the area from the 1200s were very influential in developing the little village, first founded for fishing in the 1600s. The main focal point is its solid little harbour, built in memory of Captain John Craster following his death in the Tibetan Campaign of 1903/4. This was a colonial war waged by Britain to invade Tibet and reduce the threat of Russian and Chinese influence in the area. Today there is always something to watch at the harbour, with boats and fishermen wandering about...Read More

About the Writer

Slug

Slug
Huddersfield, United Kingdom

Craster Tips & Stories

A wander around Craster