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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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Stunning

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Boat trips from Seahouses - make sure you book one that has permit to land as the wildlife experience is second to none in the UK. We have been as a family about five times. In April / May the birds are building nests but the best time to see puffins is when they are feeding their young in June... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Took the Glad Tidings/Billy Shiel boat trip to see the Seals on the Farne's . Booked by phone and the staff were very good with booking and on the boat too. Informative and got us into the best viewing positions to see the mums and pups. Superb afternoon in early November. 2014. Right at the peak of the breading season... More 

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Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Take a family outing to the farne islands to view amazing collection of sea birds...puffins are particularly beautiful and funny and you might have to dodge their dives sometimes, seals all set against the north sea. Spring and summer trip best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The best place to see, enjoy and take excellent photos of Atlantic seabirds, nothing comes close to it. Boats will take you from Seahouses port and get you around all islands so you can see the birds well enough, as well as the seal colony and - if you are lucky - dolphins playing with the waves. Depending on which... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Billy Shiels boats at Seahouses catered for our every need. Nothing was too much trouble and booking via email was dealt with promptly and courteously.

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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you like to get amongst the birds go to the Farne Islands on one of the Glad Tidings boats. I've been loads of times and love it every time I go. Sad to say Billy Sheils died a few years ago but the family have kept up the good work. Make sure you take a hat with you to... More 

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Lanzarote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Its a bit weird reviewing 'the Farne Islands' as they are what they are. So this is really a review of the boat trip. We took a 1.5 hour one with no stop off on the islands at the recommendation of the ticket lady who said the islands 'are boring' (LOL!). Having done the trip I would be happy to... More 

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