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Originally called Sunderland, when the railway came it changed its name, first to North Sunderland and then to Seahouses to avoid confusion with its much larger namesake to the south.

A pleasant little fishing harbour which, in addition to the working boats, relies heavily on the tourist trade. It is from here that virtually all the Farne Islands boat trips run during the summer when the weather is decent. When I was there it wasn't and they weren't. Ho Hum.

There is a very interesting Town Trail which takes you round the town by a series of explanatory plaques at various points of interest. The working Kipper Smokehouse and the Lifeboat Station are also worth a visit.