Planning Your Visit

The Northumberland village of Seahouses is the gateway to the Farne Islands. You’ll find our booking office on the harbourby the RNLI station. If you’re travelling by car, Seahouses is approximately a 1 hour drive north of Newcastle upon Tyne. The quickest route is the A1 but the Northumberland Coastal Route via Amble, Warkworth and Alnmouth is much more pleasant.

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 up to date information please refer to the Arriva website.

Farne Islands

Car Parking

There are plenty of well sign posted public car park spaces in Seahouses but it does get very busy, especially at the height of the spring breeding season and during the summer. Car parking costs are about £8 for the full day and £4-5 for a few hours.

Facilities & Accommodation

Seahouses is a busy village with plenty of choice when it comes to shopping. There are plenty of 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.

There are lots of bed & breakfasts, hotels and holiday lets in Seahouses and the surrounding areas but plan in advance as they do book up quickly.

The National Trust

National Trust members do not need to pay to land on the islands but they must collect a landing pass before setting sail. Please make sure you present your membership cards to the National Trust staff at their booking office at the harbour.

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.