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Visit Lindisfarne Castle car-free

Before visiting the island, please check the tide timetable to see safe crossing times for the Holy Island causeway.

On an island only reachable at low-tide, it’s a real adventure to visit Lindisfarne Castle car-free. Luckily, the adventure isn’t too arduous, as it is just 35 minutes by bus from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

You can start your pilgrimage from Newcastle or Edinburgh (both 45 mins) by train with great sea views.

The journey planner above may not show any journeys (as Lindisfarne has a limited, tide-dependent bus service), so please check our recommended route for step-by-step directions.

Enjoy 10% off entry when you arrive car-free (20% off entry with a valid bus ticket). National Trust members get a free guide book.

At low tide, wooden posts mark out the Pilgrim’s way walking route from the mainland to Holy Island. Check details of tide times and safety information for the Pilgrim’s Way.

National Route 1 ‘Berwick to Lindisfarne’ and Coast and Castles routes detour to Holy Island. There are bike racks next to the gate in castle field. Plan your cycle route here.

There are some great value day rover and family bus tickets.

Save 34% of train travel with friends with a GroupSave ticket.

For more money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses.

Take a boat tour with Billy Shiel or Serenity.

Book taxis ahead with: Berwick-upon-Tweed01289 547009 or 1st Cab01289 545 007 or Ride sharing.

Newcastle, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Alnmouth are on the scenic East Coast Mainline.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains in the UK. Access to the Castle is via steep ramps and steps – check the website for further access information.

All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Lindisfarne Castle

Travel across the causeway to Holy Island and discover this magical place. One of the most iconic landmarks in the UK, Lindisfarne Castle was converted by famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens into a private holiday home for Edward Hudson, founder of Country Life magazine.

Outside, discover the summer-flowering garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, the unexpected grandeur of the 19th-century industrial lime kilns, shoreline walks and a National Trust shop in the village.

For 2022 and 2023, a new soundscape installation by artist Paul Rooney blends the past with the future, with nature at its core.

For any queries about visiting contact Lindisfarne Castle on 01289389244 or Lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SH. Visit Website