Farne Islands

Important notice -

Sailings are unpredictable all year. Landings on Staple are permitted by Ranger's discretion when conditions are safe. Check boats are sailing to the Farnes before travelling, contact numbers are available on the Getting to the Farnes page below.

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

More about this place

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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The autumn range in our Northumberland Coast shops

Our Shop 

The shop for the Farne Islands is in Seahouses (where you get the boats from): much of the range is inspired by the Farne Islands.

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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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Our work

Four National Trust rangers counting guillemots on the Farne Islands

Our Work on the Farne Islands 

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.