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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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Great day out

Visited Farne Island today mainly to make the most of our National trust membership. So glad we did, we got the Golden Gate over (£15pp), really friendly skipper and deck hand. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Farne Island today mainly to make the most of our National trust membership. So glad we did, we got the Golden Gate over (£15pp), really friendly skipper and deck hand. We arrived and I have to say is was really good, you get an unparalleled view of nesting and flying birds from Puffins to Arctic tern's as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The boat organisation was a bit of a mess up on the day we went. The boat trip itself was fine as it was a calm day. The guide was very thorough as we passed each island and slowed the boat down so we could get pictures of the birds and the seals. We had one hour on the farne... More 

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Twyford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

this is just a fab trip if you are into wildlife. The morning trips land on Staple Island and the afternoon trip lands on Inner Farne. During the breeding season Inner Farne is incredible, walking amongst nesting birds, including Shags, Puffins, Guillamots and various Terns. The boat trip also takes you round the other isles, including seal spotting. Check the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

well worth the visit. access at most times by 1 mile causeway. excellent abbey ruins and castle, but we were nearly blown into the north sea by the winds, especially up on the castle. the climb up the steps is not for the very elderly or infirm.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took a boat tour of the Farne Islands (Billy Sheilds tours) and were stunned at how close we got to an amazing number of birds, and seals. Of course it's very weather-dependent, and we were lucky to have a calm day. Wish I'd had a better camera, but managed some great pictures even with my phone. We visit Northumberland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of my short stay in Seahouses. The boat trips left directly from the port and with direct access to the islands to capture stunning photos up close of the bird life etc. it was awesome to see puffins in their natural habitat, something I will always remember.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wrap up warm because the wind is cold. At this time of the year expect 100's of birds and be amazed how close you can get to them. Well organised trips and friendly informative staff on the island It's National Trust so non-members pay a fee A definite must do trip and one I will repeat

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had a great day out on the Serenity. The day was incredibly calm and we had wonderful views of cormorants, shags and of course puffins. Lots of seals too. The island stop off on Inner Farne gave us a short walk and close up to lots if nesting birds some with fledglings. Check the weather forecasts to make the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I am an avid birdwatcher and when not outdoors watch all wildlife programmes on the TV. Nothing I had previously watched prepared me for the real life experience. It was an incredible day. We left sea houses and covered Staple Island and Inner Farne Island, landing on both. Luckily for us the local weather forecasts have been extremely accurate and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I complete with our dog went on a boat trip today around the Farne Islands . It was brilliant so many birds puffins especially were amazing. The seals were glorious it was so good you got close enough to take photos of them. Well with the money would do it again.

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