Thorburn’s Yard is situated on the Northumberland Coast within the charming fishing village of Seahouses, the main set off point for the world famous Farne Islands.

Once home to saints, soldiers and famous lighthouse keepers, the Farne Islands are now a sanctuary for seabirds and home to one of Europe’s largest colonies of grey seals. With dolphins and whales also making their home off shore, the Northumberland Coast offers everything to nature enthusiasts of all ages.

Northumberland has played a fundamental role in Britain’s rich history and some wonderful legacies remain to this day – many of which are within easy reach of Seahouses. Holy Island, widely accepted as the birthplace of Christianity in England is a short drive away, as are the magnificent Northumbrian castles of Bamburgh, Warkworth, Alnwick & Dunstanburgh. The World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall is within easy reach as are many National Trust and English Heritage sites.

A short journey from Seahouses is the small harbour village of Beadnell. With a rich maritime history, Beadnell attracts thousands of tourists every year to the Northumberland coastline in search of thrills & excitement along the vast sandy beaches. Diving, surfing, water & jet skiing are among the popular traditional water sports, with kite surfing and buggy sailing attracting a younger crowd.

North Northumberland boasts some of the best walking country in England, walkers enjoy stunning and contrasting terrain from the Cheviot Hills and rugged coastlines to the majesty of the Northumberland National Park and the Scottish Borders.

With over 40 golf courses, the County of Northumberland is also one of the most popular golfing destinations in the UK. Whether you prefer a fine links course or meandering through rolling parkland, Northumberland’s courses have it all.

A little further away but still within one hour’s drive of Seahouses are the progressive and diverse cities of Newcastle upon Tyne to the south and Edinburgh to the north, offering shopping, heritage, nightlife, architecture, art galleries and all the other urban attractions.


With so much to see and do it’s impossible to do them all justice here, so below are some useful links to help you explore this wonderful area.

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