Farne Islands

Important notice -

Due to poor weather, sailings to the Farnes are unpredictable at the moment. Please check there are sailings before travelling. Phone numbers are available on the Getting to the Farnes page below.

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

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Things to see and do

Visitors on a boat off the Farne Islands

Getting to the Farnes 

Boats sail from Seahouses to get to the Farne Islands. There are a range of different trips to choose from to suit all tastes.


Looking after the North East Coast

We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic Lindisfarne Castle and Souter Lighthouse. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work. To find out more about the North East coast visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/northeast

Sandwich terns on Inner Farne

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 

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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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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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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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.

A Little Tern on the hut roof at the Long Nanny near Low Newton, on the Northumberland Coast

Use of Drones on the Northumberland Coast 

The use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. We are experiencing increasing issues with drones on our sites on the Northumberland Coast and we expect this to continue as the technology becomes more available. Below outlines in more detail why we do not allow drones to be flown at National Trust sites.