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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 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
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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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

It's well worth visiting. Boat guides are very knowledgeable & know where to go for the sights. If you plan to land on the island it costs £7 unless you are a member of the National Trust.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Philip R
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Great place to sit and bird watch or just wander in your own thoughts. This is such a peaceful place and worth the boat ride.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dr_ADuarte
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to the visit Islands with Sunset cruise, it was windy and very cold. First 10 mins on the boat to the white light tower, we experience few big waves, it felt like riding on the pirate in tge theme park. There was family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rita L
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Most interesting national trust property I have visited. We parked car in Seahorse town and took a boat ride. We went mid August, so puffins have left Islands. Boat ride was very comfortable, we went around staple island, it was covered with veriety of birds,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kumuduni g
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Absolutely beautiful. Lucky we went in a glorious sunny day. The highlight was the Arctic Tern and their chicks so very cute and very protective of their offsprings. The scenery is really gorgeous and the chance to see different birds from close and with their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank moc639
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I was so amazed at the variety of wildlife we saw on a sunset cruise....I didn't expect to see much but was thrilled to see puffins and seals up close! And the view of Bamburgh Castle and the coastline is stunning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank viccin2015
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Did this trip with my wife and close friends. It was marketed as a full sunset trip around the Farne Islands. We went with a company called Serenity Cruises. A great choice as the staff and vessel were great.The gent looking after us was excellent....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jstan54
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a very special place and we had an amazing time here. The boat trip on Serenity Boat Tours was excellent - we got up close to the cliffs where the guillemots were nesting and so very close to the grey seals we were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tricia K
July 21, 2018|
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Response from RplusV | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed. We were told that one could leave one’a mutt on board if you wanted to disembark,but I should check this.
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Louise D
July 11, 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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ChristineR3807
June 9, 2018|
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Response from idavidso | 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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