Get kippered in Craster

Craster, Northumberland

Craster is the acclaimed home of the kipper – a breakfast favourite of the Queen. But there’s more to Craster than fishy tales.

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It could be said that enjoying a Craster kipper fillet sandwich with a pint of local ale whilst soaking up the view of Dunstanburgh Castle’s majestic ruins is the best experience ever. Where best to enjoy this than in the little fishing village of Craster, famed for being the home of the Kipper? 

This smoked fish delicacy is still prepared in the village using traditional methods in the original oak smoked barrels. On ‘smoking’ day, the smell alone is enough to tempt you even if you don’t like them. 

Work up an appetite with a walk or cycle along the shore-skimming coast path. Begin at the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, whose skeletal outline juts skyward from the sea. Young explorers can have great fun in the rock pools along the way. 

Once in Craster, sit by the harbour and watch the boats come in with a Craster kipper fillet sandwich and a pint of local ale.

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