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Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin.
It's also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn.
Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century.
There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse here, plus a visitor centre and easy access boardwalk.
Many of the islands hide underwater at high tide. Visitors pass lots of these inaccessible islets on boat trips - a short journey to a different world!
Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the best view of Bamburgh Castle and the Cheviot Hills you can ever have
The Farnes has a diverse and ever-changing population of birds coming to breed on the islands. Our rangers carry out important studies on numbers and distribution of all of them and you can read about their findings in the below report. It was a good year for Shags and Kittiwakes, while the Farnes continue to welcome Northumberland's only breeding pair of Red Breasted Mergansers.