Useful stuff about our area
The most common question we are asked is about eating out; if you're researching that question, we have a page dedicated to that important subject here.
Life here on the coast is dictated to some extent by the weather and tides, so we have a page dedicated to that too, here. And you must not consider visiting Lindisfarne (Holy Island) without checking the safe crossing timesand other information on this page.
We also have a page dedicated to visiting the Farne Islands, since people come form all over the world to do so.
There are three taxi firms in Seahouses:
Andrew is Park Taxis 01665 720542
Louise and Alan run Hunters Taxis 01665 720400
Dial-a-ride is 07919 215912
Doctor's Surgery, Seahouses Medical Centre 01665 720917 (an outpost of Belford Medical Practice)
Tourist Information Office, Seahouses, 01670 625594
Mobile phone coverage is very patchy throughout north Northumberland. Here in Seahouses, we find Vodafone coverage fairly reasonable, and some folk say 3 (Three?) is the strongest. O2 is pretty poor hereabouts. Whichever provider you use, just don't expect to be watching streaming video on your phone...
- Seahouses Methodist Church, Main St Seahouses has services at 10.45am on Sundays. The Minister is Rev Pauline Fellows, 01665 720349.
- St Paul's Parish Church, North Sunderland. The Parish Church is just a few strides form St Cuthbert's House. Sunday Service with Communion is at 10.30am.
- St Aidan's RC Church King St Seahouses. Mass at 11am every Sunday and Holy Days, Saturday Vigil Mass 12 noon.
- St Cuthbert's United Reformed Church meets in the Parish Church at 9.30am each Sunday. This is the small congregation who vacated St Cuthbert's as we bought it - and they will give you a very warm welcome, especially if you tell them where you're staying! Minister Rev David Herbert, 01668 219594.
- Erskine United Reformed Church, Nursery Lane Belford (about 8 miles from St Cuthberts House) meets at 10.30am on Sundays. Minister Rev David Herbert, 01668 219594.
Ordnance Survey maps you might find useful are Landranger Sheet 75 (Berwick, Holy Island & Wooler), and Landranger 81 Alnwick & Morpeth, Rothbury & Amble...and others depending on how far afield you want to go! They can be purchased locally of course, or we can lend you one for a day out.
If you want to walk sections of the 62-mile Northumberland Coast Path, (official page here, useful pages here and here) you'll be better with the Explorer range of OS maps. The whole walk is covered by Sheets 325,332,340 and 346 - as well as the Landranger maps listed above. Don't forget your boots...
The North Northumberland Tourism Association website has lots of useful information too.
northumberland-coast.co.uk is another very useul collection of information for the visitor, and so is yournorthumberland.co.uk We also really like the idea behind thisisnorthumberland.com, a magazine-style website covering all things Northumberland.
If you're into wildlife and the natural landscape, you might find the Nature on the Map site useful, as you can search it to find all the special places. Enter Seahouses in the search box and away you'll go...