You will never be short of things to see and do in Seahouses and the surrounding area. With more than 30 miles of beaches, Roman ruins, stately castles and stunning gardens you will be spoilt for choice. Many guests return home disappointed that they couldn’t fit more in!
The Visit Northumberland website at http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/ provides comprehensive and detailed guides to all the attractions and events in the area. More information can also be found on the National Trust website at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/north-east/things-to-see-and-do/. Some of our own particular favourites are detailed below.
Walk to Bamburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle is one of the most imposing structures in the UK. A stunning coastal castle with a very long history it is situated near to Seahouses and can be easily be reached by foot along the beach. For more information visit the castle website http://www.bamburghcastle.com
Boat Trip to the Farne Islands
Located just a couple of miles off the coast at Seahouses are the Farne Islands. Here we find around 23 varieties of birds including razorbills, guillemots, eider ducks and puffins just to name a few. The islands are also home to the largest breeding colony of grey seals in England.
There are numerous operators running boat trips to the Farne Islands, the majority of them having booking stalls situated along the harbour at Seahouses.
In addition to the opportunities presented by the presence of so many birds on the Farne Island, the county of Northumberland offers fantastic bird watching opportunities. From a geographic and habitat point of view the region is very diverse and as such it attracts a very wide range of species. Follow the link for a more comprehensive view http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/nature-outdoors/birdwatching
Northumberland is generally rural with many quiet roads and so is perfect for cycling. The region is covered with a network of cycle routes from the very short and easy to the long and arduous. Bike hire can easily be arranged and is a perfect way to see more of this glorious region. http://www.cyclepad.org.uk/
Northumberland is a Mecca for walkers. With its extensive network of footpaths the only decision walkers have to make is whether to go for a challenging hill walk, a steady farmland ramble or a scenic coastal exploration.
For those people that prefer four-legged transportation there is a well established riding centre situated in Seahouses. Here you can arrange lessons and rides along the beach to places such as Bamburgh Castle, Beadnell beach and also Seahouses beach with a view of the Farne islands. For more information visit the website http://www.slatehallridingcentre.com/index.html