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Join the Farne Island's lighthouse keeper George on a tour of Europe's largest offshore bird sanctuary.

George has been sailing around these islands since he was a young boy and knows every inch of this diverse habitat.  The islands lie off Northumberland's heritage coast, between the villages of Bamburgh and Seahouses and at the heart of an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are 28 Farne islands at low water, 3 of which are open to the public. We are licensed to land on all of the National Trust islands  which include the bird sanctuaries. As lighthouse keeper, George is the only skipper who can take you on a guided tour inside Grace Darling???s Lighthouse, Longstone. The Golden Gate is a traditional Northumbrian boat, built of English oak and larch by Dawson, a local boat builder in Seahosues. She has a Gardiner engine and can hold 74 passengers



Wildlife

The Farne islands are home to 120,000 pairs of breeding birds, half of which are...


Grace Darling's Lighthouse

Built in 1826, Longstone Lighthouse is famous for the heroic exploits of the...


The Saints

The islands have a special religious significance. It was here St Cuthbert died in...



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