The Farne Islands are possibly the most exciting seabird colony in England with unrivalled views of 23 species, including around 37,000 pairs of puffin. They are just off the Northumbrian coast, almost directly opposite Bamburgh, and clearly visible from Bamburgh Castle.
The Farnes are also home to a large grey seal colony, with more than 1,000 pups born every autumn. Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert who lived there in the 7th Century. There's also a medieval pele tower and Victorian lighthouse there, plus a visitor centre.
Many of the islands hide underwater at high tide and you can see this in images on the site.
You can of course see Bamburgh Castle from there and the also Cheviot Hills; possibly the best view of these two landmarks one could have.