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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

Opening 2014

The Farne Islands

Inner Farne will be open 1 April - 31 October while Staple Island will be open 1 May - 31 July. For boat information please go to:

Glad Tidings

Golden Gate

Serenity

St Cuthbert Boat Tours

Farne Islands Blog

Whether planning to visit or just interested, you can keep up to speed with all things Farnes by checking out Lead Ranger David Steel's blog.

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Join on the Farnes

As part of the puffin census, we need to take down all their particulars

If you join the National Trust here, your money helps directly with conservation work on the Farnes. We'll either give you your boat fee back or you can get a 3 months free offer on the harbour wall!

Stay with us nearby

While we don't have any holiday cottages on the Farnes, we do have four National Trust cottages nearby which are great bases from which to explore the area. Please click below to find out more

50 Things...

The Farne Islands are a great place to tick off some of our '50 things' activities, especially 'Hold a Scary Beast' (30) and 'Go Bird Watching' (44).

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