Farne Islands

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

Farne Islands

Things to see and do

Visitors on a boat off the Farne Islands

Getting to the Farnes 

Everyone visiting the Farnes needs to get on a boat at Seahouses harbour. Before your visit, please have a look at the following websites to help plan your day.

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What's on 

Walking

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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Shopping

Two puffin products in Seahouses shop

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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History

The stained glass window in St Cuthbert's Chapel on the Farne Islands

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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Wildlife

Terns flying above rangers on the Farne Islands

Discover our wildlife 

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

Guillemots on the Farne Islands with Longstone in the distance

Wildlife Review 2015 

In a tough year for wildlife on the Farnes, we reveal which species have thrived and which have struggled.

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Our work

Four National Trust rangers counting guillemots on the Farne Islands

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.