NU2519 : Craster

taken 11 years ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, England

This is 1 of 6 images, with title Craster in this square
Seen from the top of Dunstanburgh Castle.

Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.
The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century, the development of the harbour was as a memorial to their son.
It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dunstanburgh Castle :: NU2521

Dunstanburgh is a superbly located castle on an outcrop of the Whin Sill.
The Castle is a scheduled monument and Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
Wikipedia LinkExternal link gives more information on the castle and its history.

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Geographical Context: Coastal Village, Rural settlement
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Dunstanburgh Castle [33] · Seen [17] Title Clusters: · Craster [6] ·
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NU2519, 436 images   (more nearby 🔍)
DS Pugh   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2584 1989 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3296N 1:35.5682W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 25689 21809
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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