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There are more than 80 destinations you can reach by ferry from and around the UK, Ireland and British Isles, ranging from inspiring cities such as Amsterdam, Dublin and Bilbao to the wild beauty of the Scottish Isles and the Isles of Scilly.

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The latest news from Discover Ferries and the UK’s ferry operators.

Social media trends indicate ferries are the most “Sea-nic” way to travel

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Seascapes and natural scenery are our most shared holiday snapsSocial media’s influence on travel bookings is growing – comparable with adverts and travel agents 6 October 2021, New research by…

Ferry confident: Brits rate ferries safer than travel by planes and coaches

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(22 September 2021) Research from ferry industry body, Discover Ferries, reveals consumer confidence in using public transport has risen1. The results also show more Brits would feel less concerned about…

Pet-friendly breaks, self-drive holidays, daytrips and duty-free sprees: a golden age for ferry travel ahead

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15 July 2021, Discover Ferries reports current ferry market activity and travellers’ priorities when booking trips for the next 6-12 months. The industry body, which represents 13 UK ferry operators,…

Travelling by ferry

Ferry travel is the perfect, stress-free way to start your holiday, offering unrivalled flexibility and convenience at a low cost.