Self-catering accommodation on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is one of Northumberland’s most unique assets, famous for its enigmatic ruins and peaceful atmosphere. Regularly detached from the rest of the world by formidable tides, the island is the most remote spot in the region and a perfect place to marvel at the natural beauty this extraordinary county has to offer.
Holy Island is connected to Northumberland’s mainland by a long causeway, offering the sole means of access to this unique and beautiful regional hotspot. Twice every day, the North Sea’s tide sweeps in and leaves the road inaccessible to visitors, but thankfully, tidal movements can be predicted by the phases of the Moon. This causeway stretches out from the settlement of Beal, found halfway between Bamburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed.
In extreme weather conditions, Holy Island tides can be harder to predict, but by following the causeway crossing times with caution, you can travel to the island safely and without difficulty. If you’re planning to become a frequent visitor, you can get your hands on the ‘islander’s version’ of the Holy Island crossing times - which is available in booklet form via the island post office. Read all about this amazing place in our guide to Lindisfarne.
Whether you choose to stay in local Holy Island accommodation or in one of our superbly located cottages in the surrounding Northumberland area, we are sure you will find the perfect place to stay.