Seahouses


 

Seahouses is a large village on the North Northumberland coast in England. It is about 20 km north of Alnwick, within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Attraction

Seahouses attracts many visitors, mainly from the north east area. However national and international tourists often come to Seahouses whilst visiting the Northumberland National Park, Northumberland Coast and the Farne Islands. Seahouses also has a working fishing port, which also serves the tourist trade, being the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands. From shops in the town and booths along the harbour, several boat companies operate, offering various packages which may include inter alia landing on at least one Farne, seeing seals and seabirds, and hearing a commentary on the islands and the Grace Darling story or scuba diving on the many Farnes Islands wrecks. Grace Darling's brother is buried in the cemetery at North Sunderland. He died in 1903, aged 84. The current Seahouses lifeboat bears the name Grace Darling.

The Seahouses Festival is an annual cultural event which began in 1999 as a small sea shanty festival. After a significant European funding grant from the Leader+ programme, in 2005, it has grown into a more broadly based cultural celebration.

Between 1898 and 1951, Seahouses was the north-eastern terminus of the North Sunderland Railway. Independent until its final closure, it formed a standard gauge rail link between the village and Chathill Station on the East Coast Main Line (Wright, 1988). The site of Seahouses station is now the town car park and the trackbed between village and North Sunderland is a public footpath.

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- Digital story from www.memoryboxstories.com 'Evacuation from Newcastle to Seahouses during the war may have been an adventure for Janet, but after three years she soon realised that there ...

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North Sunderland
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North Sunderland
- Overview About North Sunderland Map Street View North Sunderland is a village in Northumberland located immediately west of Seahouses. North Sunderland is a fishing village on the coast of Northumberland, ...
Farne Islands
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Farne Islands
- Overview About The Farne Islands Map The Farne Islands are located off the coast of Northumberland, just over 2 miles north of Seahouses. Most of the islands are now owned ...
Chathill Station
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Chathill Station
- Overview About Chathill Station Map Street View The station at Chathill in Northumberland was designed by Benjamin Green for the Newcastle & Berwick Railway company and opened in 1847. The ...
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