Our properties are both in Seahouses in Northumberland. Boat trips to the Farne Islands leave from the charming harbour, just a few minutes walk away. The islands are managed by the National Trust and a visit never disappoints. Take the opportunity to get up close to seals, puffins and a plethora of other sea birds who make these islands their home.
Seahouses is a great base for touring the area, with beaches on your doorstep. It is a proper, living village, so has all the facilities that are needed for holiday-makers and residents alike (bank, supermarket, restaurants, gift shops, ice-cream, pubs etc.). Picturesque Bamburgh is 3.5 miles away with its iconic Castle, ancient church and Grace Darling Museum. Beautiful scenery, wildlife and amazing history is all around you on this stunning coastline.
Why Visit Northumberland?
Northumberland really has something for everyone, young and old. Here are some ideas:
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Photographs of Seahouses
Northumberland Coast near Seahouses
Castles and Fortified Farmhouses
Some other local attractions
Northumberland or Northumbria?
Today these terms are used more or less interchangeably. 'Northumberland' is the modern day county that extends from just north of Newcastle up to the Scottish border and westwards to Cumbria. 'Northumbria' was an ancient mediaeval Kingdom (from 7th century) which extended from the River Humber up to the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Today Northumbria usually refers to modern-day Northumberland.