We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Farne Islands

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720651
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

A group of islands on the very north-east of England which represent one of...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 413 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 357
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Amazing scenery & wildlife.

My wife and I visited the Farne Islands (National Trust owned) again after being advised on a previous visit that a visit during the seabird's breeding season was not to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Andy P
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Northumberland

Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Farne Islands (National Trust owned) again after being advised on a previous visit that a visit during the seabird's breeding season was not to be missed. They were right!! The islands are home to literally thousands of seabirds during the breeding season, every type from Arctic Terns, Guillemots, Shags, Eider Ducks and of course... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Andy P
Cambridge
Level Contributor
185 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Setting sale from Seahouses on a traditional wooden hull boat you reach the Farne islands after a few hours. The density of water fowl is something to behold. The burrowing puffins are a real treat and we felt privileged to be able to spend some time in their domain.

Helpful?
2 Thank KnownTravelWriter
Level Contributor
31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Farne island boat trip sets off from seahouses harbour and this particular trip included a tour of the grace darling light house. This trip was absolutely fantastic kids loved it, lots of wildlife to see which included lots of seals swimming in natural pools left behind on the island by the tide which you could observe very closely.

Helpful?
1 Thank eveiechickenylewin
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A very interesting place with great views of Bamborough Castle. Lots of seals and many species of birds.....great to see but smell is quite intense..

Helpful?
1 Thank 2013MWM
staffordshire
Level Contributor
44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a trip to dive with the seals on the farn islands, never come across such friendly and inquisitive animals, great day out on the boat

Helpful?
1 Thank Decca18
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We visit the farnes every time we visit Northumberland (which is pretty much every school holiday - yep, roll on Saturday). I would wholeheartedly recommend this trip if you visit seahouses; there's always something different to see and just being on the water looking back along the coastline is worth the trip itself. In response to Dfcameron, the burrows are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jokwalker
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We took a boat trip from Seahouses harbour. It was quite a choppy trip until we got nearer to the islands. Make sure you have warm clothing with you (even on a nice day) as it can be quite cold and breezy, a waterproof jacket and a hat, especially if landing on the main island to see all the birds.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JWeirCD
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Having caught our boat in Seahoses we toured round the islands on both of the trips we chose. The first was to Inner Farne, where one almost fell over terns and there were puffins and puff-lets a plenty. It was a wonderful experience, with birds on every available space.National trust Rangers were there to help and very informative. They were... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 48Jennifer
Level Contributor
223 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Sailed around the islands and stopped on one that had an old cathedral, lighthouse, and walking trails. Saw lots of varied birds - hence the title "do your homework on birds before you go". Tons of seals. Oddly enough, rabbit holes on the island, um.... how? Rabbits can't exactly swim out there. Can't see there being enough food to support... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Dfcameron
Cradley heath
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited the Farne Islands on a dry, sunny day. There were 2 members of crew One who came around talking to the passengers individually & pointing out various birds of to look out for. There was also a commentary we didn't land on the islands. I am sure anyone interested in photography would enjoy this trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank robdorWestMidlands

Travelers who viewed Farne Islands also viewed

 

Been to Farne Islands? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Farne Islands and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Lutterworth

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Farne Islands staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?