In the 15th century, the English in this neck of the woods built small fortified watch towers to…
The Craster Arms
“Located close to the coast, a traditional stone inn with cosy rooms” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Parts of The Craster Arms date back to the 15th century. The property has it all – an open fire, beer garden and spacious well-appointed, comfortable bedrooms. The bar serves real ales along with good quality food using local produce and offers generous portion sizes. Well located in the peaceful village of Beadnell and just a short drive to the beach, Seahouses and Bamburgh, with world famous Craster kippers available for breakfast.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 3
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Bedrooms ground: 1
- Children welcome
- Free TV
- Lounge with TV
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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About the area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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