Planning Your Visit To The Farne Islands

Farne Islands
Northumberland & Farne Islands
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Getting Here

The Northumberland village of Seahouses is the gateway to the Farne Islands. You’ll find our booking office on the harbour. By car, Seahouses is approximately 1 hours drive north of Newcastle upon Tyne. The nearest railway stations are Alnmouth and Berwick upon Tweed. Arriva buses run a service between Berwick upon Tweed and Newcastle upon Tyne which also calls in at Alnmouth Station. For more information please refer to the Arriva website.

Car Parking

There are plenty of well sign posted public car park spaces in Seahouses but it does get very busy! Car parking is available on the harbour pier itself and hardly gets used. Car parking costs are about £4 for the full day and £2 for a few hours.

Facilities

Seahouses is a busy village with plenty of choice when it comes to shopping. There are plenty pubs, fish and chip shops, cafes and a bakery all serving great quality refreshments. Cash Points are available on the main street.

Public toilets are situated near the main car parks.

Accommodation

We also run the Olde School House Bed & Breakfast in Seahouses. There are also plenty of other B&B’s, hotels and pubs in Seahouses offering accommodation.

National Trust

National Trust members do not need to pay to land on the Islands but must see the National Trust staff at their booking office at the harbour to confirm they are members. Please remember your membership cards. Non-members must pay landing fees to the National Trust staff at their booking office down at the harbour.
The National Trust always have special offers available if you are staying in Northumberland for a while it might be worth joining as there are lots of National Trust attractions to visit during your stay.

2017 National Trust landing fees:

Inner Farne: Open from 10.30am to 5.30pm                                                                       April, August, September & October – Adult: £7.00, Child £3.50, Family: £17.50
Inner Farne: Open from 1.30pm to 5.30pm                                                                          May, June & July – Adult: £9.00, Child £4.50, Family: £22.50
Staple Island: Open from 10.30am to 1.30pm                                                                      May, June & July – Adult: £9.00, Child £4.50, Family: £22.50