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Seahouses and information what to do.

Macclesfield
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Seahouses and information what to do.

Hi,

My sister and I are going to Northumberland for 5 nights at the beginning of September. We are staying in Seahouses but hope to travel around as it is our first visit to the area. Any ideas on where to go, best places to eat and what to do would be very welcome to help us plan our short visit.

Many thanks,

Susieblues

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1. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands

Go up to Bamburgh

Go down to Craster & Dunstanburgh

Go up to Lindisfarne

Macclesfield
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2. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Thanks Alan for taking the trouble to reply, they are now on our list!

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3. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Alanrow's suggestions are what I would advise too.

The walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh castle is lovely; at Craster, try their famous kippers or have a crab sandwich at the pub. If visiting Linsisfarne, check the tide tables carefully. Admire the lovely and long beaches - usually empty as they are often windswept.

The Farne Islands visit is always enjoyable if the weather is suitable, with seals and masses of seabirds to see from close quarters, maybe puffins too, although I've not visited in September.

Another interesting place to visit is Alnwick, with a fascinating castle, plus parts of 'Harry Potter' were filmed there. The famous castle gardens are another popular visit, but both are paid for separately, which makes an expensive day out. If you do want to visit, pay online as it's cheaper.

Berwick on Tweed is another lovely visit and a walk around the walls with fine views over town and coast is superb. Another excellent visit is to Cragside, a fascinating house and grounds, with some lovely villages nearby. Further away is the Roman Wall, a fascinating visit. Looking at the list I see you'll need another break up there!

Several of these places are owned by the National Trust; if you aren't members, you might consider joining, as the place you join at is usually a free visit, and you'll have until the following September to visit other properties without paying again.

Macclesfield
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4. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

That's great information, thanks for taking the time to reply. We are members of the National Trust so will certainly make good use of them.

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5. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

A couple of nice places to eat -

http://www.shipinnnewton.co.uk/

If you fancy eating in a treehouse -

alnwickgarden.com/explore/…restaurant

The food in the treehouse is good (not excellent) but the surroundings are great!

If we are in the Alnwick area we always visit Barter Books, one of the best second hand book shops in the country. It's huge and has a good café too.

http://www.barterbooks.co.uk/

We also love the Ford and Etal estate.

http://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/

Lastly, if you are out and about the Flodden Field battlefield is really interesting. We thought we'd do a quick visit but ended up staying for some time - walking up to the monument and reading the history of the battle.

www.englandsnortheast.co.uk/Flodden.html

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6. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Hi

Loads to do in the area- the coast, or inland towards the Cheviot Hills and Kielder- and plenty in between!

Have a look on here to get some ideas and enjoy!

tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186350-Activi…

Edited: 10 August 2015, 14:51
Macclesfield
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7. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Thank you for taking the trouble to reply, some great ideas!

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8. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Bambrugh Castle is another option. Just up the road from Seahouses. Ship inn for dinner we have eaten there many a time, and you are spoilt for choice for fish and chips

Macclesfield
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9. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Thanks David for taking the time to reply. Your ideas have been added to my list and we will certainly try the Ship Inn!

Macclesfield
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10. Re: Seahouses and information what to do.

Thanks for more great ideas and for taking the time to reply.

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