Farne Islands

Important notice -

Inner Farne is open for landings. Unfortunately Staple island is closed for landings in 2021. Please adhere to current government guidance.

Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird

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Things to see and do

Kittiwakes and other seabirds have struggled because of the lack of sandeels in our oceans

Visiting Inner Farne: What you need to know 

Inner Farne is now open to visitors. You don't need to book an admission ticket, but you do need to book a boat ticket. As numbers will be limited, we recommend that you do this in advance.

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.

Visitors to the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland

Autumn on the Northumberland coast 

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

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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.

Farne Island seals

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.

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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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