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Farne Islands

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NE68 7YT, England
+44 1665 720651
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A priveledge to visit

We have visited Inner Farne several times so this time we went to Staple island. We used a boat... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathleen W
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
A taste of the Galapagos here in the Uk!

A wonderful time of year to visit before the puffins leave at the end of July and whilst all the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
scotswhahey57
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York, 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” (116 reviews)
“inner farne” (180 reviews)
“boat trip” (113 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited Inner Farne several times so this time we went to Staple island. We used a boat run by Billy Sheils company who have been running trips for generations. They gave an informative commentary. The island was beautiful . The little stars for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful time of year to visit before the puffins leave at the end of July and whilst all the birds had their babies! Booked through Billy Shiels onto the Inner Farne Islands trip. Saw hundreds of puffins, Arctic terns and babies, shags and their...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took the Serenity II tour to the Farne Islands. Excellent way to spend a few hours. Boat ride out was interesting and informative taking us out to look at outlying islands, seabirds and seals. Then dropped on Inner Farne to have a wander and spend...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have visited the Farne Islands before and previously went to Inner Farne - which was fantastic. This time we visited Staple Island which was equally as good. we went with Billy Shiels and the commentary on the boat was very interesting and informative. There...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My day at the Farne islands was worth going to, seeing the birds doing their own thing at the wonderful islands! The boat trip to the Farne Islands was very good, there was a lovely man giving us awesome information about the Islands and birds,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day with decent weather, what you get to see here are fantastic views and the ability to see large colonies of birds such as terns and puffins. You have to book a boat tour to get here and the main landing islands are...More

Thank Yorkterrier01
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Reviewed 1 week ago

at 72 I didn't think I could be missing one of the greatest attractions right on my doorstep. I was wrong- the Farne islands bird sanctuary is fantastic with colanies of Puffins ,grey pacific seals ,atlantic turns and many other species of birds. getting off...More

Thank liketbike
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A boat trip to Inner Farne is quite special. Puffins of course are great but there are Arctic Terns (don’t forget your hat!) and when we were there a huge number of breeding seabirds. Great for photographers and well worth a visit. The NT rangers...More

2  Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to visit these islands and I am so glad I managed to this year. There can be few places where you can watch so many birds in close proximity. The rangers are very knowledgeable and approachable and we were lucky to...More

Thank Gill C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on tour of Farne Islands landing on Inner Farne for an hour. First off customer service fantastic, lady who sold tickets on water front was informed and happy to answer questions, lovely chatty person who gave me advice on travelling with a bad back....More

3  Thank Glenda W
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Louise D
11 July 2018|
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Response from Pingue1982 | Reviewed this property |
Either island has puffins on. I personally prefer staple islands as you also saw artic turns (wear a hat as they will peck ur head) and eider ducks. Enjoy ur visit
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Christine R
10 June 2018|
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Response from Ian D | Reviewed this property |
If you go to the national Trust website and look up Farne islands they have a calendar for each month with details of birds you may still be able to see. Hope this helps.
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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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