Covid-19 Re-Opening Statement

Due to the recent government announcement, we are pleased to inform you that we are re-opening on 4th July 2020 for accommodation and meal bookings.

We would like to thank all of our customers and staff who have supported us through these very difficult times.

We have implemented additional stringent hygiene practices with recommended safe distancing.

On opening, we will be operating a pre-booked system for meals for room guests and visitors to the island.

To reserve a table, please telephone 01289 389311 or email us at

Evening meals served every night 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Lunches served Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 2.30 pm

For room guests, a pre- ordered light lunch is available Monday-Friday.

We look forward to welcoming you.


Holy Island is extremely popular for long weekend breaks throughout the year, please plan your visit well in advance and do not forget to check the daily tide schedule, as it can disrupt your arrival or departure from the island.

If you have an enquiry, or would like to make a booking then please call 01289 389311 or email at . Please kindly state the dates you would like to stay, the type of room required (single, double, king or twin) and your contact number.


Cancellation Policy

Please note when making an accommodation booking, a non refundable deposit is required.

If a booking has to be cancelled, please notify us by 6pm on the evening prior to your visit, after this time you will charged the full amount for the first night of your booking and forfeit the deposit for any remaining nights.

The Ship Inn Covid-19 Notice

For further information of our opening times and operations please download our Notice.

Map & Directions

The Ship Inn
Holy Island of Lindisfarne
TD15 2SJ

Our Map & Directions will help you find your way safely to the Ship Inn.

Tide Times

Please see the tide times for 2020 and 2021 and only cross during the permitted times.

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Room Rates

Download our current room tariffs for 2020.


Situated in the main street of the village, Marygate is some 5 miles distant from the main A1, which in turn is approximately 12 miles south of Berwick upon Tweed and 60 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The island is approached by leaving the A1 at the Lindisfarne Inn near Beale where Holy Island is well signed. The island’s unique location some 3 miles as you leave the mainland is served by the causeway, which is accessible at low tide.

As the island is tidal, it is only safe to cross at the “opening times” which are predictable, but vary from day-to-day. Access onto the island is via a tarmac roadway and is suitable for all road vehicles.  But due to the daily change from low to high tides please consult the tide time tables.