Seahouses Travel Guide

  • In the centre of Seahouses
    In the centre of Seahouses
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  • Welcome sign
    Welcome sign
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  • Farne Islands in the distance
    Farne Islands in the distance
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Seahouses Things to Do

  • Seahouses Lifeboat Station

    We had a look inside the lifeboat station in Seahouses and got to see some of the workers cleaning down one of the lifeboats. The lifeboats that are operated by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) are sent out to rescue those who get into trouble out at sea and are funded by charitable donations.There is a souvenir shop that is open...

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  • Boat Trip

    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...

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  • Grace Darling Museum

    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,...

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  • Visit the lifeboat museum

    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...

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  • Wander the harbour

    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. :-)

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  • Go to the Farne Islands

    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....

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Seahouses Hotels

  • St. Cuthbert's House

    192 Main St., North Sunderland, Seahouses, NE68 7UB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Seahouses Restaurants

  • A nautical museum!

    First becoming a licenced inn in 1812, the Olde Ship Inn in Seahouses is a bit of a time capsule. The walls and ceilings of the main bar and snug are adorned with so much nautical paraphernalia you would think you are in a museum. I loved the atmosphere in this pub and imagine it would be even more atmospheric in the evening or in the winter as...

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  • Nice and crispy Fish and Chips

    We got takeaway fish and chips from Pinnacles and we did not regret it. My friend waited for his haddock to be freshly cooked and the staff did not keep him waiting long. Prices were decent by seaside resort standards and the portion sizes were just right for a lunchtime bite. We followed up our meals at one of the nearby pubs. A good beer really...

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  • Danger of starvation.....

    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...

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  • Food good but service needs improving.

    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...

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  • Worth the money

    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...

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  • Takeaway tonight !

    This is the local Chinese takeaway at 55 Main St Seahouses.Closed Tuesdays.OpenMon to Thurs 5pm to 11pmFri and Sat 4.30 to 11pmSunday 5pm to 11pm721416They do not accept credit cards. I had sweet and sour chicken and chips. Ten HUGE battered pieces of chicken with a tub of sweet and sour sauce and chips costing £5.10.Other half had shredded beef...

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Seahouses Shopping

  • Main St.

    There is a very busy co-op on Main St, but only the odd food shop here and there. Stock up before you get to Seashouses it makes economical sense.Also a pharmacy and an excellent bakery just across from the Co-op.

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  • Shopping in Seahouses, Northumberland

    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...

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    by mamawinnie Written Aug 21, 2009

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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