Lindisfarne (Holy Island) is a tidal island and vehicles
can only cross the causeway when the tide is open. Opening times
vary significantly every day and you should familiarise yourself
causeway opening times for the day of your visit!
Unless you 'stop-over' (from when the causeway closes until it
opens again) you could find yourself having to leave within 7
hours of getting here. Consequently, you may be forced to limit
your 'day on Lindisfarne' to activities 'around the village'. If
you need help in planning your visit - contact the 'Lindisfarne Centre'...
On the way over
As you cross the causeway you will see Lindisfarne Castle
(NT) in the distance. In the village, over the rooftops you will
see Lindisfarne Priory's (EH) 'rainbow arch'. Entry will be free
for 'National Trust' and 'English Heritage' members respectively.
The 'Lindisfarne Gospels' interactive exhibition can be seen at
the 'Lindisfarne Centre'. The opening times for the main
attractions are available on the above sponsored web pages. But
don't worry if you forget - just call in at the 'Lindisfarne Centre'.
MAIN CAR PARK
Most day visitors arrive at the Main Car Park - it can
become quite full. Allowance should be made for delays caused
later in the day by other traffice leaving the island. Keep the
daily parking ticket it will work in Berwick, Wooler and
Seahouses. Other visitors come by coach or use the local bus service
and even on foot. Public toilets are
located at the separate coach park - you may find our village map useful.
More comprehensive information is available at the 'Lindisfarne Centre'...
Around the village
A minibus operates around the village on a
'park-and-ride' basis and can be quite useful for
those without the time or energy to enjoy the mile walk to the castle.
Most visitors take advantage of the several delightful
walks around the village enjoying the sea air and fabulous views.
Some of the walks overlook the magnificent historic sites proving
a 'taster' before paying for entrance. Information on the walks
can be obtained at the 'Lindisfarne Centre'.
The Lindisfarne Gospels
THE LINDISFARNE GOSPELS
Painstakingly worked and lovingly crafted over 1300 years
ago on Holy Island and written 'in honour of God and Cuthbert',
the 'Lindisfarne Gospels' is probably the most valuable and
treasured book of its period. It is held on behalf of the nation,
on view, at 'The British Library' in London. An interactive,
electronic 'turning-pages' version and latest leather-bound
facsimile have been kindly donated to 'Community Trust' by the
library for display on the island. Both can be seen in a lifelike
and atmospheric scriptorium setting created in the annex at the
Window on Wild Lindisfarne
Come and take a look at these fantastic new buildings, which aim to highlight Wild
Lindisfarne, the special natural environment on Lindisfarne and how the community and Natural
England work together to conserve this special place.
Entry to both buildings is currently free and at the moment there are no fixed opening times - so if the doors are open come inside!.
Window on Wild Lindisfarne - the harbour
Window on Wild Lindisfarne - the Heugh
The Lindisfarne Centre
The 'Lindisfarne Centre' provides a focus for the visitor
with up-to-date information on and about the Island on-tap from
well-informed local staff.
For a small entrance fee you can visit our compact
exhibition museum. Interactives include: 'The Lindisfarne
Gospels', 'The Scriptorium', 'The Community Speaks' and 'Island
Overview'. Entry is through a modern, spacious, well-stocked shop
where a wide range of quality items are on sale. Much of what is
sold is not available elsewhere in the village - some is
For further information|
The Lindisfarne Centre
Marygate - Holy Island
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SD
Phone/Fax: 01289 389004
|The 'Lindisfarne Centre' is wholly owned by
'The Holy Island of Lindisfarne Community Development Trust'. All
profits from sales are used for the benefit of the Holy Island
community and in the provision and regeneration of village
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