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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
Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Castles on the beach. Grace darling. Boat trips to the farne islands. The fantastic Ship Inn for food drink and a great view out to sea.The best kippers i have ever tasted. Fabulous.

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UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Choose a day when the weather is conducive for a boat ride then book your trip. We sailed with George on 'Golden Gate' and were impressed with his knowledge and commentary as we sailed round the islands; past Longstone Lighthouse watching the grey seals basking and swimming before landing on Inner Farne for an hour. Here we could enjoy the... More

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Sussex
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had great weather, which made this a special trip. Our boat's guide was friendly and informative. Got amazingly close to kittiwakes, shags, puffins, arctic terns, seals... Landed on Inner Farne where it's hard not to step on chicks, they were every where. Do wear a hat - the terns really do dive-bomb you in their attempts to protect their... More

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing to make a tour to the Farne Islands. Very large colonies of Puffins. Great to photograph. But watch out for the Stirns. Wear a hat !

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you are on holiday/visiting the area around Bamburgh then you must take a boat trip out to the Farnes. We sailed with Billy Shiels, great value for money and a good bit of banter with crew made for an excellent trip.we took the trip to inner farne and had an hour to get close with the birds. Absolute magic... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited 2 years ago and got weathered out the entire time. Luckier this year, with good weather, very little rain and no swells. Took Billy Shiels' all day photographer/birdwatch tour and had plenty of time to explore on the islands as well as a chance to get close enough to the seals on the rocks. Very interesting presentation about... More

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Seaforth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

take a trip to the Farne islands from Seahouses on billy Sheils boat its a great value and the birdwatching/seals are amazing make sure you have a hat as the Terns will dive bomb you if its breeding season and they hurt, its a must see

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
75 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Took a boat trip around the islands and landed on Inner Farne in the afternoon. There are thousands of birds flying around and wandering about on the floors including baby chicks and unhappy Kittiwakes pecking you if you get too close! Puffins are everywhere and are great to just sit and watch. Only toilets are on Inner Farne, no food/drink... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful, natural attraction just off our coast. A huge range of wildlife including seals and puffins just waiting to be explored. Everyone should visit here at least once in their lives.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good value for money. Lovely boat trip. Saw many birds. Puffins were very cute. Seals were lovely. About 2.5 hours from start to finish. Really enjoyed it.

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