Our Location on Holy Island

Situated in the main street of the village, the inn located in Marygate is some 5 miles distant from the main A1, approximately 15 miles south of Berwick upon Tweed and 60 miles equidistant from Newcastle upon Tyne & Edinburgh.

Arriving by car is the most popular means of reaching the island, with alternatives via the Great North East Railway from London to Berwick upon Tweed and for International Travellers via either Newcastle or Edinburgh airports.

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 a causeway road approximately 3 miles long.

This is accessible at low tide and 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 ensuring a safe crossing time. 

If you wish to use 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.

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