Beauty and tranquility of Lindisfarne

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

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 is served by the causeway road which is approximately 3 miles as you leave the mainland 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. Please consult the tide timetables to check the causeway’s accessibility from low to high tides thereby ensuring a safe crossing time.

For those relying upon public transport there is a very limited bus route to the island; however a good taxi service is available from Berwick upon Tweed centre or railway station. The Ship Inn can provide useful telephone numbers of taxi companies if required. When available (via The Ship Inn) a personalised car collection service can be booked if needed.

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

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