Things to see & do

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What to see

Eiders are known locally as ’Cuddy ducks’, after St Cuthbert

Inner Farne and Staple islands are those open to the public, please check opening times before visiting.

Their very special inhabitants include puffins, terns, guillemots, eider ducks and a colony of grey seals.

 

 

Activities

Puffins love eating out at the Farnes

A visit to the Farnes can be an awesome experience. Don't forget your camera and binoculars to help you make the most of the views, the birds, and the wildlife.

 

 

Don't miss

  • View seabirds at unbelievably close range
  • 100,000 nesting seabirds and their chicks in the breeding season
  • Special inhabitants include puffins, terns, guillemots & eider ducks
  • Excellent photographic opportunities - don't forget your camera!
  • Chapel of St Cuthbert, with fine stained-glass windows
  • Unrivalled views of the Northumberland coast and countryside
There are all sorts of creatures to discover on the Northumberland Coast © John Walton

There are all sorts of creatures to discover on the Northumberland Coast

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Look out for our rangers on the Islands, who sometimes have some rock pool creatures for you to have a look at. Then you could tick off number 37 - check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool - and if you're brave enough, number 30 - hold a scary beast!

 

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