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Notice: Landings by kayaks are restricted on the Farnes during the breeding season, for info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky islands, habitat for seals and many species of seabird
The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin.
It's also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn.
Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century.
There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse here, plus a visitor centre and easy access boardwalk.
Many of the islands hide underwater at high tide. Visitors pass lots of these inaccessible islets on boat trips - a short journey to a different world!
Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the best view of Bamburgh Castle and the Cheviot Hills you can ever have
At this time of year...
- We are now in the midst of breeding season
- All the birds have chicks, including the Arctic Terns...
- So don't forget your hat, the terns will peck!
- Hats are available from our Seahouses shop!
- Staple Island is open in the morning 10.00 - 13.00
- Inner Farne is open 13.30 - 17.00
- Dolphins and porpoise have been spotted recently
- Check opening before you travel, the islands may have to close in bad weather
- There are no cash points or PDQ machines on the Islands