From the harbour at Seahouses you can book a boat trip to the Farne Islands. The Farne Islands are famous for seabirds and seals not to mention shipwrecks - the most notable being the wreck of the 'SS Forfarshire' in 1838 which catapulted Grace Darling, the daughter of the lighthouse keeper to almost celebrity status in Victorian England, after she...more
Grace Darling was the daughter of the Keeper of the Longstone lighthouse, on the Farne Islands.In 1838 there was a storm, and the steamer 'Forfarshire' was cast upon the Hancar rocks.Its survivors clung to the rocks and, as the dawn light broke, Grace saw them (at first she thought they were seals).Only Grace and her father were in the lighthouse,...more
UK lifeboats are not funded by the government (amazingly).The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a charity. It is funded by contributions from the public.Amazingly.Lifeboats are staffed by volunteers, who leave their places of work when an emergency arises.They risk their lives to save others, for no reason other than it is the right thing to...more
It's a proper harbour, with working fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.So there is almost always something going on, and always something interesting to look at.The harbour pier goes out quite a long way, so in rough weather you can get good views of the waves crashing over the harbour fortifications.Really rather exciting. :-)more
Really.There are so many birds to see, and so many seals. They are used to the boats, so you can get really close to them.My trip stopped at the island with the Longstone lighthouse, from where Grace Darling made her famous rescue. She was an incredibly brave girl....look her up.There are several trip operators with huts down on the harbour pier....more
It cost £30 for two adults and two kids for the one and a half hour boat trip around the Farne Islands.Check what is in season to see or you might be disappointed. I would have loved to see the Puffins but they had upped and left when we went, lots of cheeky grey seals however.We used ' Serenity' for our trip, good explanation from the skipper of...more
192 Main St., North Sunderland, Seahouses, NE68 7UB, United Kingdom
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If you got to Seahouses and want fish and chips...it's supposed to be famous for them....make sure you go before 7 pm, because they ALL close by 8pm - even on a busy Saturday evening. Incredible! We went to really good pub first thinking that we would sit down to some excellent fish and chips at about 8.15 ...hardly late.....and they were all...more
The food was very good but in my opinion too expensive and the service could have been much better. They had too many takeout orders taking prevalence over the restaurant diners and the fact that the waiters walked through the small dining area with deliveries was a bit annoying.The total cost of dining here was £60. This was for four curry's, they...more
We found this Italian restaurant right next door to the Farne Pub at the Main St roundabout.We had two 12 inch pizzas, a big ribs and wings and a starter size chicken dish. Four desserts (Tiramisu was fab) and two pints of lager and two soft drinks all costing £43.The service was excellent and the food was spot on for the money.I would recommend...more
High Street with all the shops you will need- newsagent, that's English for News Stand, Variety of Chippys - that is a Fish & Chip Take Away, a few food stores, logs and kindling for the open fires, a few selling various English Seaside Trinkets. In short shopping limited to essential provisions. Gifts for my mum and dad who looked after the cats...more
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Great little place but if your parking in town it costs. Make sure you get some change for the abundance of fee paid car parks in this area.
If you dont mind a small walk park up past the roundabout at Main St just up from the Co-op.