From Kippers to Dippers
Seahouses is renowned, along with Craster for the production of Kippers to the old traditional recipe - no colouring, no flavouring just pure goodness on a plate...
The harbour in Seahouses and the beaches round about are the ideal place to birdwatch - from Cuddies Duck (the Eiders) in the harbour to Terns, Oyster Catchers and a plethora of birdlife out on the shoreline.
From Cloister to Oyster
The birthplace of Christianity in England, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne,its priory and castle, which are only approachable atlow tide is just one of a congregation of landmarks worthy of a visit.
The Lindisfarne Oyster Farm lies on the site of the oyster beds established by the Priory Monks. Now Christopher and Helen Sutherland harvest oysters from their shoreline "farm" which lies within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
From Gardens & Flowers to "Ivory Towers"
The Alnwick Garden, Lindisfarne' Gertrude Jekyll garden, Kirkharle the birthplace of Capability Brown, Cragside Rothbury, andHowick Hall are but a few of the venues any self respecting horticulturalist or garden amateur enthusiast will want to visit. These, alongside the turreted bastions of Northumberland's turbulent past - Bamburgh Castle, Berwick historic Walls, Alnwick Castle, the haunted Chillingham Castle, and derelict ruins of Dunstanburgh, will enthral even the most ardent and experienced traveller.
From Puffin to Nuffin .. well not quite
The Farne Islands are accessed by boat from the harbour at Seahouses, Puffins are only there for the breeding season, but then you really know they are there - some 50,000 of them arrive in May and depart back out to sea at the end of July and in just a few days they've all gone as quickly as they arrived. So then all that remains are the many other seabirds like Shags, Cormorants, Razor Bills, varieties of Terns and of course the beautiful Grey Seals our permanent residents.