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Farne Islands

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Address: NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720651
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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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Just returned from a boat trip to the Farne Islands. It was a really magical day. We had perfect weather, the sea was calm. We went with Serenity Boat Tours which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Kent
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a boat trip to the Farne Islands. It was a really magical day. We had perfect weather, the sea was calm. We went with Serenity Boat Tours which was excellent. He took us up as close as he could get to the basking seals and the islands around Farne with a full commentary along the way. We... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Planned to tour the islands but felt it was a bit expensive. However I am so glad we decided to go. The abundance of birds and seals is overwhelming. Landed on Inner Farne for free as we are members of the National Trust. The birds were less aggressive as most of the babies had fledged. Excellent photographic opportunities.

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blackpool
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I had two trips out to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiell boatrips leaving from Seahouses harbour. The first day we went around all the islands as the landing boats were booked up. The second day we phoned and booked a landing trip. Both were fabulous. The wildlife in June is amazing. right in the breeding season... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, before I start, if you plan on visiting take a padded hat as the terns will attack you to protect their nests and young. First thing that hits you is the smell, then the noise, but it is an awesome place for wildlife £35 for the all day boat trip, and £8.80 for each island that you visit, We... More 

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Chester
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sailed on a Billy Sheil trip to the amazing Farne Islands. Yes the rocks do smell! but this is surely to be expected - there are hundreds of birds nesting and and roosting on the rocks ! Shags , Cormarants , Kittiwakes to name a few. The boat is small , but we felt quite safe, but certainly a rocky... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title should go without saying but you must truly love them as there are quite a few pitfalls to the expedition. There are no comforts, you will be on a chilly boat, the rocks are very smelly with bird poo and the sound of all the birds is not suitable for anyone with OCD. We went to Inner Farne.... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Farne Islands are a stunning day out and the Billy Sheil company are just the perfect way to make sure it goes well. From the moment you book the tickets to the moment you step off the boat at the end of the trip you are looked after by people who are utterly professional. That matters when you're getting... More 

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Thank Peter A
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is well worth visiting the islands to see the puffins, cormorants, kittiwakes, razor bills, oystercatchers and guillemots as well as the seals. We went on a 2.5/3hr trip and we were able to take our dog on the boat (he stayed on board while we spent an hour on Staple Island). The information given during the trip from both... More 

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Thank Jill H
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Holy Island trip on 6th July 2016. Did not appreciate being dropped off on deserted island in the middle of the afternoon. Nothing was open. The castle (main reason for visiting) - closed. All shops, cafes, post office etc. closed. There was a pub open but all tables were reserved. At £25.00, (£125.00 for our party), this... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a great boat trip across (Thank you Billy Shiel's Boat Trips) we were overwhelmed by how many birds and seals were on the islands. Very well kept walkways (considering) and believe it or not, better 3G and even 4G at times, than on Lindisfarne! Great experience. Note: If you are a bit dodgy on your feet it may be... More 

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