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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.

Ferry sector delivers the goods, the people and significant value to the European economy

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£8 billion to European GDP, which is 17.3% of total shipping contribution 109,000 jobs in Europe are in ferry companies, 16% of total jobs in shipping Traveller sentiment towards ferries…

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…

Travelling by ferry

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