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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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+44 1665 720651
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Thank Nannawithcamera
Reviewed 5 days 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
Thank RDS61
Reviewed 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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
1  Thank KarlyPPkarly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely trip away. stunning place with lots of wildlife. Will be returning. Public transport links very good also

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Herby J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit the farmers islands whilst on holiday. We love seeing the puffins and shags. There are plenty of boats to choose from and you get a good view of the seals too.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank rachelhelliwell75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite place on earth. Would recommend Inner Farne as there is the most beautiful chapel and a small National Trust centre (also toilets which the other islands do not have) and spectacular views of the seabirds on the cliffs in nesting season. When the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank Avril B
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

First time to see and go to the Farne Islands. We saw lots of seals even lucky enough to see porpoise from the boat. It really was very interesting to hear the Grace Darling story and see the lighthouse where she had lived with her...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lynnelupton
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I travelled to the Farne Islands at the weekend to dive with seals. We went out on Mara Mhor with Sovereign Diving Ltd. After being unsure wether the weather would be good enough for us to go out on the boat, we were relieved to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank AquaticDinosaur
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The trip to the Farne Islands was the main focus of my holiday and it didn't disappoint. I'd booked to go on the visit to the Staple Islands, which I did with the Billy Shiels boat company, and found them to be most professional, friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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alisonl719
March 8, 2019|
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Response from bob w |
try Billy Shiels Boat Trips - they do a 6 hour trip to both islands.
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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 jstan54 | Reviewed this property |
Couple of hours. Not allowed to disembark as this is a protected wildlife sanctuary. Boats get up very close to wildlife so great for photos.
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