Deserted beaches, magnificent skies, castles galore and amazing wildlife. Just some of the many attractions of a seaside break at Seahouses Hostel.
Seahouses Hostel is located in the pretty coastal village of Seahouses in beautiful, rural North Northumberland. We are within walking distance of the beach, picturesque coastal walks and many tourist attractions. The village has all the usual local amenities including some lovely pubs and restaurants. Seahouses Hostel is the perfect base for your seaside break.
Seaside Staycation of the Year 2019
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland was crowned Seaside Staycation of the Year 2019. With miles of unspoilt beaches, ancient castles galore, picturesque gardens and rolling hills, historic market towns, fantastic local food and a cultural heritage all of its own, it’s really not surprising that this glorious county took the top spot!
A Walker’s Paradise
A walker’s paradise, there are many routes and trails including St. Oswald’s Way, St. Cuthbert’s Way and the Northumberland Coastal Path. With truly great views and pretty countryside to enjoy, many of the routes can be accessed easily from Seahouses Hostel.
Steeped in history and wonderfully dramatic, the three imposing castles of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick provide the backdrop to a thousand years of battles, conquests and sagas of powerful families. They also provide a great day out for all ages.
Boat Trips to the Farne Islands
Just a boat ride away from Seahouses Harbour the Farne Islands offer a truly fascinating experience. Not only the home to numbers of breeding seabirds, including puffins, but also the pupping grounds to second largest colony of grey seals in England. The islands are steeped in history. St. Cuthbert spent over 10 years living as a hermit on Inner Farne, while local heroine Grace Darling helped rescue survivors from the shipwrecked Forfarshire in 1838.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must for any visitor. It is steeped in history, with St Aidan establishing a monastery there in AD635. It is also the final destination of St Cuthbert’s Way. Holy Island also has an exciting array of wildlife, rare plants and an abundance of visiting birds.
Grand Houses and Delightful Gardens
Northumberland has plenty of gardens and grand stately homes to visit. Alnwick Garden is perhaps the most well-known. However, less formal and equally delightful gardens can be found at Howick Gardens and Cragside Estate . Both have lovely tearooms; very welcome after a long walk!
Apart from the stunning landscapes, there are a great many outdoor activities available with everything from walking, cycling, fishing, golf, horse riding and wildlife watching to a wide variety of water sports including kayaking, surfing and diving.
There’s Something for Everyone
So whether you want to spend the day on the surf, explore the many heritage sites and castles, visit beautiful gardens bursting into colour or take a trip out to the Farne Islands, Seahouses Hostel makes the perfect base – and with so much to see and do, there is truly something for everyone!”