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Farne Islands Northumberland

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From the mainland north of Seahouses
Dave Dunford
From the mainland north of Seahouses

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Weather-permitting the Farne Islands are accessed by a boat ride of 20 minutes or so (operated by several different companies) from Seahouses harbour. Longer trips land on both Staple Island and Inner Farne; shorter trips land only on Inner Farne (or some just go round the islands without landing). The islands are superb in May and June for close views of nesting seabirds, as well as seals.

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Seahouses is on the B1340 coast road between Bamburgh and Beadnell, a few miles from the A1.


Landing is permitted only on Staple Island and Inner Farne (though boats go close to other islands). Non-members of the National Trust will be charged a fee of £5.80 (in high season, 1st May-31st July) to land on Inner Farne, in addition to the boatman's fee.


Ample pay-and-display parking in Seahouses.

Opening Times

Restricted landing times on Staple Island and Inner Farne (see National Trust website for details).


WC on Inner Farne.

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