Accessing Lindisfarne Castle and Holy Island

The bridge leading to the Holy Island causeway near Lindisfarne Castle

​Getting to National Trust's Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island is always an adventure but it's one well worth taking.

Getting to Holy Island is always an adventure

To get here there is only one road and that is covered twice a day by the North Sea. About three miles of road can be covered by the tide but coming by car is still the easiest and most common way of visiting. Many visitors will attempt the Pilgrims Way, the ancient route across the sands marked by wooden posts. If you intend on walking this route and haven’t done so before, please contact someone at the Castle or the Island Heritage Centre.
Please check the safe crossing times before visiting

Bus to Holy Island

Perryman's buses run the 477 service to Holy Island. Although not a regular service, this can be the best way to get to the Island if you do not have access to a car. When operating, the bus runs from Berwick to Holy Island with a return trip later in the day. The main Berwick to Newcastle bus calls at Beal garage, by the Holy Island junction, but does not come out to the Island.
Download the 477 timetable here