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Seahouses Northumberland Travel and Tourism Information

Walking along the beach at Seahouses

Walking along the beach at Seahouses ©

At the heart of Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stands Seahouses.

A thriving and lively small fishing port, Seahouses is known affectionately as the gateway to the wildlife rich Farne islands which lie just off the north Northumberland coast.

Boat trips run daily in the tourist season (weather permitting; even in summer storms can still lash this part of the coast) from Seahouses to the rocky islands which is home to over 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including puffins and guillemots, as well as the secong largest colony of grey seals in England.

It is on these rocky islands between two and five miles of the coast that St Cuthbert lived and died in the 7th century and from where the Victorian heroine Grace Darling rowed out with her father one stormy night to rescue the crew and passengers of the stricken SS Forfarshire.

Swallow Fish kippers

Swallow Fish kippers ©

Seahouses itself has a busy main street, a colourful harbour, traditional pubs and is home to Swallowfish, the oldest working smokehouse in Northumberland and credited as being one of the possible places where the modern kipper was invented!

To the north of the village the view is dominated by the imposing bulk of Bamburgh Castle while Seahouses’ position on one of England’s most spectacular and unspoilt lengths of coastline has seen the town build a deserved reputation as a diving, sailing and fishing centre.

In fact, there is so much to see and do around Seahouses it would be criminal to confine your visit to just one day.


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Where is Seahouses?:

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Boats at Seahouses

Boats at Seahouses