What Does The Area Have to Offer?

With a historical background and a panoramic backdrop, Seaham is the gateway to scenic walks along a stunning coastline, a relaxing stay - complete with retail therapy and restaurants - and a trip into the North East’s rich and compelling past.

Location
Coast

Seaham is home to a number of striking beaches which even made it on to the silver screen in Hollywood blockbuster ‘Alien 3’. The town is also the start of the Durham Heritage coast which is an 11-mile walking route from Seaham to Crimdon across spectacular grasslands, dazzling denes and a coastline that is a true treasure.

Location

Hotels
Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall Hotel and Spa is Seaham’s luxurious 5-star bubble rate spa and hotel. The spa even has its own delicious Asian fusion restaurant, which serves up an array of incredible dishes! Seaham Hall and Spa is also a celeb hotspot, with many a famous face making an appearance there over the years.

Hotels

Sights
Tommy

Tommy is a statue of a First World War soldier by artist Ray Lonsdale which is located on Seaham’s Seafront, next to the cenotaph war memorial. Tommy is a hugely popular and emotively powerful sculpture that people travel from all around to see and have done since he was first displayed in 2014.

Sights

Restaurants
Seaham Marina

Seaham’s Marina is home to a fantastic range of cafes, restaurants and shops as well as a fascinating heritage centre where you can learn all about the town’s history, with a special focus on the George Elmy Lifeboat Disaster of 1962.

Restaurants

Shopping
Dalton Park

Dalton Park is the biggest outlet shopping centre in the North East with over 60 shops selling over 200 different brands and designer labels. The centre also has a 7-screen cinema and lots of restaurants.

Shopping

Attractions
Beamish

Beamish is a living working museum that uses its collections to connect people from all works of life and tells the story of everyday life in the North East of England in the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s.

Attractions

Heritage
Durham Cathedral

The monumental Durham Cathedral is the definitive structure of the Anglo-Norman Romanesque style of architecture. The building is steeping with history and the surrounding streets of Durham are equally beautiful with cobbled wandering roads and stone bridges that stand high above the River Wear.

Heritage

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian’s wall was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, built back in AD122 in the reign of Roman Emperor Hadrian and it still stands proudly today. You can even Walk the 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, past Roman settlements and forts.

Hadrian's Wall