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Farne Islands

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Address: NE68 7YT, England
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A group of islands on the very north-east of England which represent one of...

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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Seabirds right in front of you

There aren't many places where you can get this close to seabirds. On a day trip to the Farne Islands you can expect to get very close to large numbers of all kinds of birds as... read more

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There aren't many places where you can get this close to seabirds. On a day trip to the Farne Islands you can expect to get very close to large numbers of all kinds of birds as well as seals.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time to see the birds and puffins on the island Water was a bit choppy but otherwise a really great trip

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

These are a fantastic place to see seals in the wild. We picked a boat trip on a calm day and were fantastically rewarded with close up seals and pups. You don't see too many birds this time of year, you have to come in late spring or early summer really for this. But a great time of year to... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I have been fortunate enough to visit The Farnes 5 times. I have been unfortunate enough not to have visited more. For the nature and/or photography enthusiast the place is amazing with Inner Farne and Staple Island being a haven for Puffin as well as Razor Bills, Guillemot, Shags, Gulls and Terns. Landing on Staple is not always possible and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We took a 2 1/2 hour boat trip (from Seahouses with Billy Shiel). Trip included an hour's landing on Inner Farne. St Cuthbert's Chapel worth a visit. Saw lots of grey seals, some gannets, shags and a couple of stray pufflings (the majority of puffins had already migrated). It would be great to go back during the nesting season. Another... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

After reading so many good reviews we thought the Farne Island boat trip sounds great. Ok you will see Puffins, Grey Seals & many sea birds however if the sky is a little grey there is a knocking bet the sea will be choppy which is precisely what we experienced. My wife has never been so sick in her life.... More 

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Freckleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A boat trip around the islands isn't complete without landing on the main island to see the chapel of St Cuthbert and hear an informative talk by one of the Rangers along with a walk to see the lighthouse and other features.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Such a nice trip, lots to see and people who know what there talking about and enthusiastic about it, we knew when we decided to go to Northumbria that the puffins wouldn't be there but this trip is so worth it even so, will have to go back to see them though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Taking a tour that lands is so worthwhile even when the birds have gone. A quiet stroll around after a talk from the rangers was perfect. The church was peaceful.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Take one of the boat tours over even if it's not birding season. Disembark and take the time to walk on Inner Farne Island. Peaceful, especially if not too many people are on your boat.

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