Visiting Lindisfarne and Holy Island during coronavirus

Visitors walking on the beach at Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland

The council car park on Holy Island is now open, this page is to give you a few details to help you know what to expect, as things change we’ll ensure it is up-to-date.

You must only visit the island if you can do so safely. Do consider the community and if you are unwell please postpone your visit until it is safe for you to come.

Please do always remember to check causeway opening times prior to your visit, you can find them here: https://holyislandcrossingtimes.northumberland.gov.uk/

Parking on the island

There are two council pay and display car parks on the island, please do park here and avoid driving through or parking in the village. Many people within this community are shielding and we ask visitors to please be respectful of this. Those with limited mobility may have historically parked within the castle field, unfortunately due to the impact of Covid-19, with a lower staff presence we are unable to monitor misuse of access so cannot offer parking here at this time; the disabled car park near the village is open.

What can I access at Lindisfarne Castle:

For safety, the castle and walled garden remain closed at this time. The Trust shop in the village is open, times are flexible depending on the tide, please check at council car park for opening times. 

15 acres of land around the castle are open to enjoy, with iconic views, shoreline and nature. There are two well-trodden paths across the Castle field. The paths both eventually lead you out of the field and on to the path to the east shore of the Island.

How are we working to you safe:

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

  • Monitoring our site to ensure its safe for visitors
  • Using one-way systems in our tighter spaces
  • Following government guidance

What we ask of you in return:

  • Keep two metres away from other visitors
  • Please take any rubbish with you
  • Keep your dog on a lead at all times
  • Do not use our grounds for BBQs