Holy Island – Visitor information

How to get here


The causeway by car

Crossing the causeway to Holy Island: tips, tides and safety. How to cross, when to cross, what to look out for. Read article.

Pilgrim's Way poles at the start of the route to Holy Island / Lindisfarne

Walking the Pilgrim’s Way

Walking the ancient Pilgrim’s route to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, how to do so safely, minding tide times. Read more.

Pay and Display Car Park sign at Chare Ends car park, Holy Island

Parking on Holy Island

Locations, cost, restrictions and EV charging: car parks on Holy Island. Read more.

Lindisfarne Castle in the mists, for post on getting to Holy Island by public transport

Getting to Holy Island by Public Transport

How to get here by train, bus, taxi from across the UK and nearest airports: easily achievable, but needs some careful planning. Read more.

Car submerged on the Holy Island Causeway

VIdeo: Holy Island's Causeway – What you NEED to know

How to cross the causeway safely, how the tides work, how do cars get caught out. Watch.

Your time on the Island


Sun rising behind Lindisfarne Castle on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

What to do on Holy Island: a short guide

Top 12 things to do/see on Holy Island. Viewing points around Holy Island. Things to do on Holy Island when it’s raining. Read more.

Holy Island Beach at sunset

Walking routes around Holy Island

In which we share a few of our favourite walks on the island, including the circular route to the North Shore. Read more.

Full English Breakfast on a plate

Food options on Holy Island

Breakfast, lunch and dinner options on Holy Island and in the vicinity. Will be updated for post Covid-19 information when we have it. Read more.

Lindisfarne Castle

Visiting Lindisfarne Castle

Everything you need to know about visiting Lindisfarne Castle and the Gertrude Jekyll Garden, opening times, prices, history etc. Read more.

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne

Visiting Lindisfarne Priory

Visitor information, opening times, costs, history, saints and Vikings. All the information you need about visiting Lindisfarne Priory. Read more.

Sign saying: Welcome to Holy Island. Please use the visitors car park and help protect our village

Amenities on Holy Island

Pubs, cafes, toilets, cash, etc. Read more.

Map of wild swimming locations on Holy Island (Lindisfarne)

Wild swimming on Holy Island

Recommended beaches for swimming on the island, with safety tips. Read more.

Grey Seal

Seal watching on Holy Island

Seals on Holy Island and the Farnes: when and where to see them. Read more.

Accommodation & Camping


Book accommodation on Holy Island

Stay ‘on island’ in this peaceful oasis of a guesthouse, within walking distance of all Holy Island attractions. Check availability and book instantly online.

Tent - camping at night

Camping and caravanning in the area

Options for camping and caravanning near Holy Island. Read more.

Castle webcam


Lindisfarne Castle Webcam LIVE

Just like being here in person, watch our Holy Island webcam, trained on Lindisfarne Castle. Click here.



Calm weather Holy Island

The best time to visit Holy Island

Each time of year is different, and which you choose for your visit depends on what’s important to you. Read more.

Spending high tide on Holy Island

Holy Island in high tide, when all the tourists are gone is a completely different experience. Read more.

Reindeer of lights at Christmas on Holy Island

Spending Easter and Christmas on Holy Island

Easter and Christmas are special times on Holy Island, each with its distinctive characteristics. Read more.

Holy Island Camino Shell

A Camino Shell on Holy Island?

The Camino Shell on Chare Ends explained, and how it represents our own personal connection to the Camino de Santiago. Read more.

Aurora over Lindisfarne Castle

Viewing the Northern Lights on Holy Island

What you need to know about viewing the aurora here. Read more.

Holy Island Solo traveller

Holy Island for solo travellers

Holy Island in Northumberland is a friendly destination for solo travellers. Read more.

Who was Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne?

Who was St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne?

Saint Cuthbert: Shepherd, Soldier, Prior, Saint – his life and legacy. Read more.

Post car drives across the sands to Holy Island

Holy Island on TV, Radio, Video and Film

TV, Radio video and film programmes about the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Read more.


Books about Holy Island

Books about and set on the island. Read more.

Long-distance walks/pilgrimages


Pilgrim's Way, Holy Island

Long distance walks / Pilgrimages

Our guides to St Cuthbert’s Way, St Oswald’s Way and the Forth to Farne Way. Ancient routes that take between four and eight days to walk. More details.