Craster & Embleton Area Holiday Cottages
Craster is a picturesque small fishing village on the Northumberland coastline. It is a popular place to stay, due to its superb views of the beautiful harbour, the magnificent Dunstanburgh Castle and its wonderful range of coastal walks by its iconic rocky shores.
Wherever you are in the village, you can smell the lovely oak-smoked kippers from Robson and Sons smokeries. Craster has become famous as ‘home of the Kipper’ and they must be tried during your stay! There is an excellent pub restaurant in the centre of the village - The Jolly Fisherman, that offers a great selection of tasty seafood dishes and fantastic coastal views while you dine, both inside the restaurant and in the beer garden. There is a lovely art gallery – The Mick Oxley Gallery, displaying some beautiful local coastal scenes and The Shoreline Café with some tasty home baked goodies and a selection of gifts and local produce that you can buy.
Craster is very popular with walkers, as there are lots of beautiful stretches of the Northumberland coastal path to explore from this village, including Dunstanburgh Castle and on to the award- winning sandy shores of Embleton beach and beyond to Low Newton by the Sea, with its popular village square and Ship Inn pub where you can enjoy a refreshing local ale from its micro-brewery. Head further north along the coastal path and you will arrive at the sweeping sands of Beadnell Bay and then Seahouses – ‘gateway to the Farne Islands’. You can do as little or as much of this stretch of coastal path as you like, if you fancy taking on the challenge of making a day of it, there are regular bus services which will take you back to your holiday cottage in Craster.
Nearby, a visit to Howick Hall Gardens is highly recommended. Howick was the former home of Earl Grey and has since become famous for its origins of Earl Grey tea that was specially blended here for the 2nd Earl Grey. Visitors can explore the stunning grounds and woodland around the estate and even a secluded beach can be accessed from the estate grounds. Before leaving, tea lovers will enjoy a visit to the Earl Grey Tea Rooms where you can experience the unique taste of Earl Grey tea as it was meant to be!
A visit to the medieval market town of Alnwick is also a great choice for a day out with lots to explore here, with the popular attractions such as Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden.
Craster offers visitors some of the most stunning scenery along the Northumberland Coast. It is a beautiful traditional fishing village and provides a great coastal holiday destination. There is a lovely choice of self-catering holiday accommodation in Craster, all centrally located in the village. If you need any help in deciding where to stay, please ask us and we’ll be happy to help you.