Farne Isle

Situated about 4 miles, 20 minutes by boat, off the coast from Seahouses, Northumberland these rocky islands are habitat for seals and many species of seabird. Access to the islands is via licensed boat trips only.

 

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 there in the 7th Century.

 

There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse, 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!

 

The best time to visit is during the breeding season (at the discretion of theNatural Trust Wardens) which is May, June, July.

 

Close encounters with the birds makes an exciting visit. Always best to wear a hat as the terns are prone to have a peck at your head if you get too near their young.

 

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The Farne Isles

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Puffin
Common Tern
Guillemot
Sandwich Tern
"Bridled" Guillemot
Razorbill

Guillemot Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

Puffin Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

Razorbill Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

Sandwich Tern Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

Common and Artic Tern Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

Shag and Kittiwake Gallery: Click a picture to expand.

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