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Farne Islands

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Address: , NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720651
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Activities: Scuba diving, Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A group of islands on the very north-east of England which represent one...
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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Choppy waters, reasonably priced boat trip, magical seals ❤️

We took billy shields farne Islands and lighthouse tour around the islands with no island stop. Very reasonably priced. Very choppy waters going out but that's half the fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Newcastle under Lyme, null, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took billy shields farne Islands and lighthouse tour around the islands with no island stop. Very reasonably priced. Very choppy waters going out but that's half the fun! Interesting commentary about the Grace Darling story ( about ship wrecks and heroic rescuing) which was funny since we were in a small boat, on choppy waters in the North Sea!!!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful place to visit. Wildlife haven. Seal colonies and thousands of seabirds along with the history of the incredible Grace Darling. We took the Billy Shields boat Glad Tidings IV...sea gets choppy but that is fun if you don't mind the motion. Good information provided by our guide.Time of year is important if you want to see the puffins... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Farne Islands last Thursday. We booked our boat tickets and had a more than bumpy trip both ways. Not recommended for the faint hearted or those who suffer from sea sickness owing to having to travel over the swell. Unfortunately, and no fault of anyone but ourselves; we chose the wrong month to do any bird spotting,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We loved the Ferry (serenity) and enjoyed it... I would strongly recommend SERENITY above all as they provide lovely info about the island.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We took a boat trip from Seahouses village, and sea sickness aside, had a great time on the final day of our holiday. A nature reserve owned by the National Trust, knowledgeable staff inhabit the island while undertaking their work, as monks and hermits once did in early medieval times. A prime Puffin and seal viewing area and bird watcher's... More 

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have visited the Farne Islands many times. Each time it is a fantastic new experience. Summer visits mean landing on Inner Farne to get close and personal with thousands of seabirds: terns, guillemots, razorbills, shags - and puffins. If you visit, remember to wear a hat because the arctic terns are very protective of their eggs and chicks and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The main attraction in Farne Islands is to see the birds, in particular the puffins. We took a 2 h 1/2 boat trip from Seahouses hopping to see as many puffins as we can. Despite the fact that their nesting season is over by the end of July, we were lucky to see on August 11th three puffins. Apparently a... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We saw the islands (there are several) profiled on Country File and what an experience it was to visit them. We took one of the 'Glad Tidings' boats on the 2.5 hour excursion, which included an hour on the island itself (there is an extra charge to get onto the island, but if you are a National Trust member you... More 

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EastAnglia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We took a small boat from Seahouses for a 2.5 hour trip around the Farne Islands. The skipper (who commentated) was knowledgeable, interested and enthusiastic. And he didn't bang on with waffle...it was short but sweet (sometimes less is more). He took his time....we stayed a few minutes each time we got close to things of interest...eg a colony of... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I think that everyone should try and see the Farne Islands at least once in a lifetime! We had a brilliant trip with Billy Sheil's boats. The birds (especially the puffins and the arctic terns feeding their young) and the seals, were wonderful and our stop at the National Trust island was memorable, both for the 20 species of sea... More 

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