Farne Islands

A visitor taking photographs of terns on the Farne Islands
Arctic terns dominate Inner Farne during the breeding season John Millar

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

Farne Islands

Things to see and do

Farne Islands

What's on 

Sandwich terns on Inner Farne
Sandwich terns at Inner Farne, Farne Islands John Walton

Farne Islands, Inner Farne wildlife walk 

Famed for providing sanctuary to St Cuthbert in the 7th century, Inner Farne is now renowned as a summer haven for nesting sea birds.

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Two puffin products in Seahouses shop
Our shop is well stocked with mementos of the Farnes National Trust / Nick Lewis

Our Shop 

The stock on sale in our Seahouses shop pays homage to many of the resident bird populations here at our special place, including the Puffins.

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The stained glass window in St Cuthbert's Chapel on the Farne Islands
From saints to shipwrecks, the Farnes have a long and diverse history National Trust / Nick Lewis

Discover our history 

St Cuthbert spent over 10 years living as a hermit on Inner Farne, monks, lighthouse keepers, soldiers and even shipwrecked sailors also called this island home.

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Terns flying above rangers on the Farne Islands
The islands are inundated with wildlife National Trust / John Walton

Discover our wildlife 

Find the seals, puffins and over 100, 000 seabirds, that call our special place home each year, on your visit.

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Our work

Four National Trust rangers counting guillemots on the Farne Islands
Our rangers spend a lot of their time collecting data on the birds nesting on the Farnes National Trust / John Walton

Our Work 

Maintenance work to the boardwalks needs to be done regularly as-well as painting and redecorating the Chapel and Tower but our status as a Marine Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest mean we've other important work to do too.