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Farnes Islands from Seahouses, Scottish Borders
Farnes Islands from Seahouses

Farne Islands

Things to do in Northumberland Scottish Borders
Scenic in Scotland

Description: The site of the best-known seal and bird colonies in the North East of England.

National Trust

Situation - OS ref: NU 218358

How to get there:
By car: Park in Seahouses and arrange a boat trip from Seahouses Harbour.
By public transport: Local bus service to Seahouses and then boat trip.

Seasonal opening details :
From April to August or September.
Breeding season from 1st May to 31st July - landings limited on some islands

Opening Hours:
MV Golden Gate does four sailings per day 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm
Times - dependent on tides, weather and sea conditions.
Landings usually on Staple Island in the mornings and Inner Farne in the afternoons during breeding season.


Admission (2010):
A 'landing fee' must be paid to the National Trust when landing on any of the bird sanctuaries.
This is separate to and additional to the Boat Fare.
1 April - 30 April & 1 August - 30 September:
ADULT 4.60 CHILD 2.30
1 May - 31 July:
ADULT 5.60 CHILD 2.80

Special rates for parties and school groups.

Boat trip bookings: tel - 01665 721210
email - [email protected]

Attached attractions:
Trips also available to Longstone Lighthouse

Additional Information
WC facility on Inner Farne

Web link:

Places to stay nearby:

Local towns and villages:

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Farne Islands, England