Lucker Hall, Northumberland
Lucker will provide an excellent base from which to explore the Northumberland coast.

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The Farne Islands
Seahouses, Northumberland Coast

Details for The Farne Islands

The stunning Farne Islands are situated off the Northumbrian Coast between Bamburgh Castle and the village of Seahouses. This breathtaking set of islands are home to the world famous Sea Bird Sanctuary.

The Sea Bird Sanctuary has been the subject of numerous television documentaries and attracts many wildlife enthusiasts from all over the world. The islands are also home to large colonies of grey seals and are well served by regular boat trips and cruises from the mainland.

Inner Farne is the largest of the islands and houses the Church of St Cuthbert, the Pele Tower and the Inner Farne Lighthouse. In the summer months this 16 acre island is visited by thousands of nesting sea birds, Puffins, Terns and Guillemots, Cormorants and Razorbills are amongst the visiting birds which take up residence to breed here during the months of May to July, tours of the island are limited to the afternoons at this time of year. Colonies of grey seals adorn the rocky coastline and frolic in the seas around the island providing endless entertainment for passing visitors. There is a disability friendly walkway around the island, with visitor toilet facilities and a tourist information centre.

Staple Island is a smaller and much more exposed island which has a small outcrop of rock stacks known as ‘The Pinnacles' along its edge. Weather conditions in this location sometimes prevent boat landings, but it is still occasionally possible to make visits during the morning in the breeding season here, allowing keen ornithologists to observe the vast breeding colonies of sea birds in their natural habitats. The rough and rocky nature of the terrain does limit...

 

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