Northumberland location among Britain’s prettiest fishing villages

Craster. Picture by Jane Coltman
Craster. Picture by Jane Coltman

Craster has been named as one of the 10 prettiest fishing villages in Britain by BBC Countryfile Magazine.

Naming the 10 most charming fishing villages across the country, the magazine has taken into account all the villages have to offer, including restaurants, boats, hotels, museums and harbours, as well as listing some important local history and recommending websites to visit for extra information.

Of Craster, the feature recommends visiting the remains of Dunstanburgh Castle, eating at the Jolly Fisherman and taking a fishing trip from the harbour.

Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine, said: “We are drawn to beautiful places that also have a deep sense of purpose and history – and this selection of bustling seaside hubs and harbours are the jewels in our coastal crown.”

The full list, in alphabetical order is:

Beer, South Devon

Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Clovelly, North Devon

Crail, Fife

Craster, Northumberland

Mousehole, Cornwall

Plockton, Ross and Cromarty

Porthgain, Pembrokeshire

Portloe, Cornwall

West Mersea, Essex

Britain’s Prettiest Fishing Villages features in the October issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine, on sale now, priced £4.50.