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A group of islands on the very north-east of England which represent one of the greatest dangers to shipping around the entire British Isles.
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The went directly to the islands from Seahouses and had an informative trip around the other islands on the way back. We spent an hour on Staple Island observing all the bird life, especially the nesting puffins and guillemots. It was a magical hour. National...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed yesterday

Only visited the Farne Islands to see Puffins....and I wasn't disappointed! The excitement when I saw my first bird on the approach to Inner Farne was immense…..and when we landed to see hundreds of them close up was pure joy. A birders paradise with many...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Deb A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Inner Farne is a nature reserve excellently run by the National Trust. It provides a wonderful opportunity to see nesting Puffins in May / June time.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank John_Lickman
Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether you are a dedicated bird watcher/ photographer or just want an Incredible experience you have to visit the Farne Islands. I did the 3 hour trip to Staple island with Serenity and it was great. Our skipper and crew- Andrew, Andy and John were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kiwimac53
Reviewed 3 days ago

The trip itself is a brilliant experience where you can get close to seabirds that you normally rarely ever see. My gripe is the cost, £40 per person is fine for the boat trip with me but the £17.50 landing to land on each island...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a boat trip round and onto the Inner Farne island and it was spectacular. So many types of birds, thousands of them and getting up close was memorable. The seals were so relaxed and enjoying basking on the rocks. The Artic Turns greated us...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JHA4139
Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit is a must if you're staying in Bamburgh or Seahouses. The National Trust own it and you need to pay around £11 to land on the island. It is worthwhile as they have rangers there looking after the seabirds. When we visited in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MW40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thousands of seabirds up close. We went to Staple Island which doesn't have the Terns but plenty of Puffins etc.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank AstonDB7V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Trust is doing an amazing job of conserving and protecting the bird and seal populations of the Farne Islands. Entry to the Inner Farne is free with National Trust membership, but you still have to pay for the boat trip. However, this is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Sharon V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately Staple Island was closed due to the poor weather, but Billy Shiels gave us a discount and provided a fantastic service and trip around the islands before landing on Farne Isle. This is an amazing experience particularly for those of us who visited to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Ameya K
June 9, 2019|
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Newcastle Airport
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Ameya K
June 9, 2019|
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Difficult but possible if you plan. You can get a train to Alnmouth station then a bus (but they are a bit hit-and-miss). Check the X18 and 418 bus timetables from Alnmouth Station. There is a bus (418) that goes on the... More
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alisonl719
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try Billy Shiels Boat Trips - they do a 6 hour trip to both islands.
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