Farne Islands

Important notice -

Inner Farne and Staple island are now closed for landings, although sail-arounds are still available from Seahouses harbour

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

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Things to see and do

Visitors to the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland

Winter on the Northumberland coast 

There are lots of ways to have fun and make memories on the Northumberland coast this winter.

Visitors watching a puffin on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Wildlife calendar 

The Farne Islands are most famous for the puffins and seals, plus many other species. Have a look at our wildlife calendar to find out what you'll see when.

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Farne Island seals

First seal pups spotted on the Farne Islands 

The first seal pups of the year have been spotted by our rangers on the Farne Islands off the Northumberland Coast.

Aerial view of seals and pups on the Farne Islands

Cutting edge technology for annual seal pup count 

Thermal imagery from a drone will be used for the first time by rangers on the Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland to help verify seal pup numbers at one of the largest grey seal pup colonies in England.

Grey seals on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Ten facts about the Farne Islands' seals 

The Farne Islands are home to thousands of grey seals, and each autumn hundreds of pups are born here. Here are ten facts about seals on the Farnes.

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.

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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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