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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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Brilliant cruise and visit

A great cruise around the Farne islands with Billy Shiels cruises. On a beautiful sunny day, cruising around the islands and getting up close with the Atlantic grey seals which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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High Peak, Derbyshire
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High Peak, Derbyshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A great cruise around the Farne islands with Billy Shiels cruises. On a beautiful sunny day, cruising around the islands and getting up close with the Atlantic grey seals which bask on the rocks in their hundreds. Also getting wonderful views of all the nesting seabirds on the rock stacks. Landed for an hour on inner farne, following the timber... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Farne Islands whilst working for the National Trust as a Volunteer at Seahouses; they are awesome and an uplifting experience I took lots of photographs of the grey seals, there are several of them slithering about - they allow you to get quite close to them to take photos; and they call out as you approach... More 

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Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Where do I begin? This was basically our first time on a boat out in the open sea and I hope it won't be our last! The opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We took the landing trip with Billy Sheil™ which means you get a comfortable journey around all the islands AND that you get to land on one for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was a lovely trip, even though we chose just to sail around the islands, didn't stop at any of them. If you like wildlife (birds and seals) and scenery you won't be disappointed. We visited at the beginning of the breeding season so couldn't see puffins yet, but it was still lovely. There are quite a few boat companies... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visit Northumberland many times a year, but had got out of the habit of visiting the Farne Islands, even though their presence and sight (from the mainland) is a feature of any North Northumberland coastal holiday. In the last 8 months, however, we have visited them twice because it is such a fabulous experience. Sometimes you forget how amazing... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A definite to do on your trip to Northumberland. We have been twice in the last year both trips with Serenity Tours. Amazing to see puffins, seals etc.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I am so pleased we made it here on our visit to Northumberland. I had always wanted to see a puffin and this was a dream come to life! The boat ride was interesting and the skipper was an informative tour guide. There are various boat trips and we chose the one that made a stop on the island. The... More 

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Europe
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Worth a visit when in Northumberland. Lovely and stunning, picturesque location. Puffins are adoreable and great little sea birds. Turns and gulliemots are also worth seeing. Great location for photography of a variety of wildlife.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A great experience well worth the money (on our trip) saw loads of wildlife. Would take another trip next time i'm in the area.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

A great day out with the family exploring the Farne Islands a lovely place full of querky shops. A cold day but enjoyed by all.

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