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Things to do on our doorstep.
Here's some inspiration for things to see and do within a short distance of St Cuthbert's House. We've applied a nominal range of about three miles, since this is about as far as we'd want to walk home if we'd been for a leisurely beer... We also have another page with ideas for things to do without the car, you might want to check out. And if you're going further afield to expore, then you want this page. A trip to The Farne Islands or Holy Island has its own page!
First - a map: you can click-and-drag the map around to see different parts of it, and you can use the + and - icons to zoom in and out. You can also view the map in its own web page if you click here.
Lilac pins = Castles, Houses etc Blue = Pubs, Shops etc, Sand = Towns, Places, Beaches etc
Secondly - there's a lot of information further down the page below the map!
Explore our local area in a larger map
Explore Seahouses harbour
The harbour is a fascinating and interesting place to while away some time - with or without a pint. Beyond the harbour are the original fishermen’s cottages. The roads are broken and unpaved because the Council hasn’t adopted them, but it augments the ‘quaint’ feel. The old smokehouse is down there, and is a place you should definitely visit. You also get the best view of the harbour from around here, and most people miss it.
Bamburgh Castle (01668 214515)
Perhaps the most iconic photo you'll take, or see - but be sure to get into the right place to take it. We have vouchers which will give you a discount on the admission ticket.
The Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh commemorates the life of this local girl who became a reluctant heroine, and the story of the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838.
Bamburgh makes an interesting destination in its own right - a pretty, quaint little village with a pretty village cricket pitch beneath the castle's walls, several pubs and a good teashop.
There's a tiny patch of water tucked away off the road in West Fleetham, and a bird hide where you can lose yourself. There's a large pool at Monks House with some interesting bird life too.
Go for a walk - Bamburgh, Beadnell, Budle Bay - along the beach, across the fields, on the quiet lane - so many choices.
The Crazy Golf Course! Why not! How long is it since you played?
The tidal mudflats at Budle Bay - a great place for birdwatching, or just whiling away some time. If you walk there, you go by Budle Point, which is perhaps the finest viewpoint on the coast path - Holy Island and Berwick to the north, Farne Islands to the east, Bamburgh Castle and beach to the south. You won't want to go home, honestly.
Beadnell Harbour is an interesting small harbour, because it's the only one on the east coast of England which faces west! The beach there is just stunning too, with views south to our favourite castle - Dunstanburgh.
Seahouses has a popular and interesting golf course to play, which also has the Northumberland Coast Path running across it. The path gives a lovely entrance to the village, via the harbour, if you're walking in from Beadnell.