Amenities on Holy Island (Based on questions we get)
Holy Island has a number of amenities to support those visiting the island. These are listed below. This is an evolving list, which we will grow with time and as we get more questions.
Is there an ATM on Holy Island?
There is no ATM/cash machine on Holy Island, but you can withdraw cash at the Post Office (see below). That said, most places will take payment by card as well, and certainly the pubs and cafes.
Where do I park on Holy Island?
Holy Island has a large car park between the village and the causeway, where visitors to the island are asked the park. The car park can get busy during the high season, but rarely gets completely full. There is a disabled car park located on Green Lane, where coaches also park. Our guests at Belvue Guesthouse have allocated free parking at the front of the guesthouse. We’ve written a guide to Holy Island car parks, prices, disabled parking etc.
Are there pubs and bars on holy island?
There are two pubs; The Ship and The Crown and Anchor, as well as one bar at The Manor House hotel. Both pubs are popular and can get fully booked for evening meals in summer, so it is advisable to book ahead. The Ship has the larger bar area, with roof beams and lots of nautical paraphernalia, with a separate dining area. The Crown & Anchor has a separate bar and dining area, with a great open fire in the bar and photos of island life. The Manor House bar is large and includes a bar menu. Next to this is the hotel restaurant, The Priory, which serves good food.
What restaurants or food options are there on Holy Island?
There are some excellent options when it comes to eating out on the Island. We’ve written a full guide to food options on the island.
Are there public Toilets on Holy Island?
Holy Island has two sets of free public conveniences, the first can be found next to the Crossman Hall on Crossgate (open April to October) and the other can be found on Green Lane, next to the disabled car park (open 24 hours, year round). In addition, the cafés and pubs have toilets, for patrons.
Can I stay overnight on Holy Island?
You can, but it is recommended you book your accommodation on the island well in advance for the busy season (April to September). In summer most vacancies go quickly. In our first year of trading we already had to turn down quite a few enquiries, and July/August were pretty much full. Obviously we’d be delighted if you stayed with us (more details here).
Are there accommodation providers on Holy Island that take dogs?
We have compiled a full list of dog-friendly accommodation providers on the island (we are not).
Is there internet on Holy Island?
Holy Island enjoys fast fibre internet, and most accommodation providers and food places/cafes offer wifi (speeds vary). At Belvue Guesthouse we provide super-fast wifi, free of charge to all our guests.
Do supermarkets deliver to Holy Island?
A common question for those staying in holiday lets for a week or longer. And yes, Tesco and Asda do. When you place your online order, please make sure you check tide times for your delivery slot, allowing the driver time to get on and off Holy Island.
What services can I get at the Holy Island Post Office?
The village post office, provides all post office services, as well as selling local produce and souvenirs, including books. The Post Office also provides takeaway meals, cooked next door at the Post Office Café. The post office and café open at 9am and close just after high tide or 5pm, whichever is earlier.
What does the Village Store Sell?
The Village Store provides basic products, such as tea, coffee, milk, confectionery, breakfast cereals, bread and biscuits, as well as sandwiches, eggs, bacon and cleaning products. In addition, they sell a number of religious and island-related souvenirs. The store can be found on Fenkle Street and is usually open during the day at low tide or until 1pm on days when it is high tide.
Update (Oct. 2019): Sadly, the Village Store has ceased trading. You can still get some of the basics, such as milk and buns from the Post Office.
Can you tell me about the Village Hall
The Crossman Hall is located in the centre of the village and is used for village events, including coffee mornings, gigs and meetings. For news on what is on at the Hall, it is worth looking in the back window of Oasis café, where posters are put up (this can be found close to the junction of Marygate and Chare Ends, opposite the Pilgrims Coffee sign).