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Lively and Colourful Fishing Harbour

Aug 17, 2007
On the North Northumberland coast in England is Seahouses a large village. The village of Seahouses attract a lot of visitors in the summer months. It is famed for its picturesque and much photographed harbour. Not only is this still a working fishing port, but it also plays an important part in the tourist trade, being the embarkation point for visits to the Farne Islands

Seahouses is a lively and colourful fishing harbour and seaside resort. It is traditional British seaside town, with several cafes, fish and chips restaurants, arcades. It also has several hotels and many pubs.

There are boat trips to see the bird and seal colonies on the Farne Islands throughout the summer several boat companies compete, offering various packages which may include inter alia landing on at least one Farne, seeing sea birds and seals.

North Sunderland on the land side of the village has existed since the Bronze age and is referred to Seahouses as its fishing village.

A Marine Life Centre is an attraction of the town it is a time tunnel of life in the fishing industry, both at sea and ashore in the village. There is a Tides Out touch pool and a 50,000 litre trout pond, offering you the chance to feed the fish. There is also a reconstructed fishermans cottage and a museum of the life and times of Northumberland fishermen.

The current Seahouses life boat bears the name Grace Darling. Grace Darling was the daughter of William Darling, keeper of the lighthouse on the Longstone Rock, one of the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland. She was born at Bamborough about 1816, and distinguished herself by the heroism with which she rescued the nine survivors of the crew and passengers of the Forfarshire steamship, when it struck on the Hawkers Rocks, on the night of the 5th September, 1838. The original lifeboat she rowed out to the Forfarshire is preserved in the Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh,

The Farne Islands, are off the coast of Seahouses which served as a hermitage to the monks of Durham, is now a bird and wildlife sanctuary appropriately under the protection of Cuthbert. In his own time he was famed as a worker of miracles in Gods name. On one occasion he healed a womans dying baby with a kiss. The tiny seashells found only on his Farne Island are traditionally called Saint Cuthberts Beads, and are said by sailors to have been made by him.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Firm. and is a free lance writer for The Northumberland Rental Site
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