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The Longstone Lighthouse, or Outer Farne as it was first called, is situated on Longstone Rock, one of the Outer Staple Islands.

Sail out to this isolated Lighthouse in the beautiful Farne Islands, famous for the daring rescue of survivors of the Forfarshire shipwreck by the Lighthouse Keeper and his daughter, William and Grace Darling, in 1838.

Visitors can view Grace's tiny bedroom from where she spotted nine survivors desperately clinging to the rocks. Despite a raging storm, the Darlings launched the lighthouse boat and rescued the survivors, caring for them in the lighthouse for two days until the storm subsided.

Farne Islands, Northumberland.

Trips to Longstone Lighthouse can be booked with Golden Gate Boat Trips (see below for contact details), which depart from Seahouses.

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Car parking available at Seahouses.

Opening Times

Date Time
1 April -
31 October
11 - 5

Sailings depend on weather and tide. Opening times are subject to operational requirements.

Trips should be booked with Golden Gate Boat Trips at the ticket booth, Seahouses harbour.

Admission Prices

Adults £1.50
Children /
Senior Citizens
Family Ticket
(2 adults + 3 children)

Contact Details

T: 01665 721210 or 01655 721819

Please phone in advance for group bookings.

A minimum height of 1 metre is required for entry to the lighthouse. Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake a tour.


Established 1826
Height of Tower 26 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 23 metres
Automation 1990
Electrified 1952
Optic Small 3rd order Catadioptric twin spectacle lens
Lamp 1KW MBI
Character One white/red flash every 10 seconds
Intensity 640,000 candela
Range of Light 26 sea miles
Fog Signal Character 2 blasts every 60 seconds

Tours of Longstone Lighthouse are organised by Golden Gate Boats under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.