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Farne Islands

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NE68 7YT, England
+44 1665 720651
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Puffins galore

We went on a boat trip to the Lighthouse but there are a variety of boat trips, some are a lot more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
hmpullen
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Havant
Simply Awesome!

We took the 90 minute "Billy Shiels" tour of the islands. First time i had ever seen a Puffin, then... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gary J
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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (105 reviews)
“boat trip” (104 reviews)
“inner farne” (168 reviews)
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NE68 7YT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a boat trip to the Lighthouse but there are a variety of boat trips, some are a lot more expensive than others, mainly the ones that take you to the islands which the National Trust own. If you don't belong to the...More

1  Thank hmpullen
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the 90 minute "Billy Shiels" tour of the islands. First time i had ever seen a Puffin, then I saw 60 thousand. Hundreds of seals too. guillemots, shags, turns, eider ducks and cormorants all up close and personal. If you visit Seahouses, or...More

1  Thank Gary J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever in the village of Seahouses on a fine day the boat trip to the Farne Islands is an absolute must. Get down to the harbour early to buy your tickets and if your trip lands at Inner Farne you will need...More

3  Thank Bobbledog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so lucky with the timing of our trip with Billy Shiels. I'd been out on the previous Thursday and the crossing was slightly bumpy to saw the least and I ended up seeing 3 guillemots and zero puffins. Today's trip was completely the...More

1  Thank MarkCoome
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Had some nice shots of puffins in flight. Pleasant place to enjoy a day out. The surrounding landscape is as beautiful too

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Have been to the islands every year for the past 30 years. You never get enough of the unique wildlife. If you are lucky enough to visit late May or June you will see the full programme of seabirds and seals and also a visit...More

5  Thank Mick H
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Very much appreciated our ‘grey seals cruise’ - apparently October is the right period of the year for seals Very friendly crew - happy to answer any questions you might have Kids loved it (and toilet on board !)

1  Thank Gaelle S
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The Farne Islands are the jewel in Northumberland's crown and something which all visitors should see. Boats leave from the beautiful small town of Seahouses and trips are possible to three of the Farnes though every trip tours around all the Islands and allows visitors...More

4  Thank tonygolden48
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

the day out was brilliant we dropped on very good weather the trip was booked in Seahouses with Billy Shields and they could not have been more helpful, yes you need a hat on the islands not a hard hat put some bubble wrap under...More

2  Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A great trip around the islands viewing wildlife before landing on the largest island in the group. Lucky to see a migrant Yellow Brower Warbler, recently arrived from Siberia. Buy crab sandwiches from the hut on the harbour before you sail, great eaten at the...More

1  Thank Barbara W
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akhargreaves
3 March 2018|
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Response from Remmy32 | Reviewed this property |
I think 7th of April is bit earlier, early to mid May is best time for experience, as the babe puffins were hatched, parents busy catching fish to feed them, you can take puffins with mouthful fish photos easy. But it... More
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Catherine G
5 November 2017|
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Response from Anthony D | Reviewed this property |
I believe so: not sure if you can land though... If in doubt, contact Billy Shiel et al via their website
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