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Farne Islands


With rocky shores, grey seals and many species of seabird, the Farne Islands are as stunning as they are interesting.

The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin. It's also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn.

Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century. There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse here, plus a visitor centre and easy access boardwalk.

Many of the islands hide underwater at high tide. Visitors pass lots of these inaccessible islets on boat trips - a short journey to a different world!

Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy the best view of Bamburgh Castle and the Cheviot Hills you can ever have

Opening Times

The Farne Islands (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)

* Breeding season: 1 May – 31 July. Times vary, please check website for details.



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.20 per ticket type
Child£2.60 per ticket type

Breeding season: Adult £6.20, child £3.10.

Map & Directions


  • Looking after the North East coast

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