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Farne Islands

NE68 7YT, England
01665 720651
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Type: Islands
Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A group of islands on the very north-east of England which represent one of the greatest dangers to shipping around the entire British Isles.
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Went out on Billy Shield boat tour round the islands and land for 1 hour on inner farne. Saw plenty of birds including razorbills, shags, terns, a gannet, eider ducks and many grey seals.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A trip to these islands is a must do. Firstly the beauty of the islands itself and then with our excellent guide in his boat we got close up to the Puffins and all the other birds on the islands. The seal colonies were just as magnificent. So in the sunshine although we ere informed that most of the birds... More

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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Everything from the boat ride at Seahouses to the hour on the Inner Farne Islands and the trip around the other Islands to see the seals was simply amazing. Excellent value for money and plenty of Landscape/Wildlife photo opportunities make this an absolute must do attraction for the day. Book a trip and support the National Trust's work on these... More

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Malton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Had a lovely time seeing both the farne Islands and holy islands a must if you are in the area! We went on the billy shields boat tour at sea houses and went and saw seals and birds! Even one puffin which is rare at this time of year

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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is a great day out for anyone. The journey across to the Islands from Sea Houses is in itself a rewarding experience, especially as the boat operator gives a full commentary of the islands and local wildlife, seals and a vast range of sea birds etc. There are several boat operators at the mainlanding, we used Billy Sheils as... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great boat trip to the farne Islands. The boat trip -without any landing as the weather was a bit rough- was £44 for family but we saw lost of grey seals and cormorants. The puffins had left for the summer :-( but our youngest was sure she saw one! All very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great few hours at sea, plus a wander around a National Trust bird sanctuary. Worth it as the boat was very stable, the captain was friendly and the waters weren't too choppy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Despite the fact that I got rather sea sick, I still loved the boat trip to the Farne islands -best trip of the holiday. We saw seals, puffins and all sorts of sea birds - including shags feeding their young and a cormorant weeing off the cliff! Fantastic for nature lovers, just wrap up warm!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

visited on Serenity II boat from Seahouses for 1 1/2 hr trip. views and wildlife spectacular. next time would like to stop and look around islands

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If the weather is good enough this really is a must do. There are various different possibilities of length of trip and different landings etc so take you choice to suit your time factor. Whichever you will not be disappointed. The trips have full commentary, and the talks about the wild life is educational. DO IT!

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