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

Farne Islands

Things to see and do

Child with rock pool creature

Family adventures on the Farne Islands 

You can tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ on the Farne Islands and we sometimes have ranger-led activities and events.

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Shopping

Two puffin products in Seahouses shop

Our Shop 

The summer sale is now on, with up to 50% off many items in our Seahouses shop, where much of the range is inspired by the nearby Farne Islands.

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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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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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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.