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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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I went in September so the puffins and many of the birds had migrated on but the Seals were everywhere as they are about to birth. Everywhere you turned another head was popping out of the sea, so curious and cute. We couldn't have asked for a better day to visit - calm seas and high visibility. For all the... More

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed being able to sit and watch the birds from close to. I'm not a great sea traveller but the length of the boat journey was fine

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is one of the highlights of my life. What a place to visit. Did we see puffins?? Yes, thousands of them!!! And so many other seabirds - all so close you could photograph without a mega lens. And it was so easy to get there. Do your family a big favour and go to the Farne Islands during the... More

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A boat trip to the Farne Islands during April, May or June and the visitor will be rewarded with stunning close up encounters with bird life. Puffins, Auks, gulls, terns and eider ducks are close enough to touch, but please don't. Photography is made simple, the birds are just waiting to be "snapped". Only one boat service, Bill Shiels, from... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We went to the Holy Islands across the sands, strange that hours before and hours afterwards they will be covered with water. There is only certain times of the day you can drive to the island. We had a coffee and a good walk around the island. We visited the Church and lit candles and then we saw the now... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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