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Farne Islands

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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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NE68 7YT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One cold, rainy day in May, we went on this boat trip to Ferne Islands with Billy Shiel Farne Islands Boat Trips. It was a bit expensive but worth every penny. The boat sailed close to the cliffs so we'd a great view to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank duncanjensen
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have opertunity to vist the Farn islands please take it . To see the seals puffins and other variety of wildlife in there natural enviroment is just breath takeing and one of my well travelled childrens favourite experence of all time.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank michellemccue72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply wonderful! Friendly guides on the boat, beautiful nature and thousands of birds. The ship brings you close enough to the islands, so you can observe seals and birds.There was also a great experience on the island, as you can be near the birds. I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank 21gabrijela
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Farne Islands are amazing for the amount of wildlife you will see, predominantly birds but we did also see a harbour porpoise and lots of grey seals.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get away and enjoy the thousands of birds around the Farne Islands. Sterns, puffins and way more birds can be seen. But also the seals ofcourse. Walk around on one of the Island an if you get cold get a nice cup of tea/coffee at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank CharlotteHesterman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get close to nature. Seals and birds up close. Expert help given by trip guide. Nice island with great views

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank robwed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the National Trsut tour with Sereneity , You can book with them on the large car park . £48 for one adult and two children. The trip we booked was the three and a half hour one and it was well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Nannawithcamera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Farne Islands on a beautiful spring day. The bird life was fantastic with puffins, shags, eider ducks, razor bills, guillemots and kittiwakes. The birds do not seem to be bothered by the visitors and you can take excellent pictures even with a phone....More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank RDS61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rip off. Just visited the inner Farne as no other island was open. Beautiful to see the puffins but with boat, entrance fee and parking ipaid 30 pounds for 1 person for 1 hour. It was more like a cattle market and not a relaxing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank M7955IMheatherm
Reviewed April 11, 2019

The weather can play a big part on this island. So my advice would be to dress for all eventualities. It was a great experience but I felt the price was quite high.

Date of experience: December 2018
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alisonl719
March 8, 2019|
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Response from ollieotter87 |
Only an all day trip May - July with any of the boat companies - Serenity, Billy Shiels or Golden Gate
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dilly476
March 1, 2019|
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Response from liketbike | Reviewed this property |
Hi -realise that this is the North sea You would require Dry suits for any warmth and not suitable for snorkaling. hope this helps
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366clarem
January 24, 2019|
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Response from ollieotter87 |
Hour on boat, hour on island, about half an hour back.
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