On day 3 of our Northumberland holiday, we decided to head over to Holy Island. Upon checking the tide times I discovered that it would be the only day that would be suitable. So if you are planning a day out to Holy Island make sure you are checking the tide times. Otherwise, it will be a wasted journey.
Holy Island in Northumberland
Parking for Holy Island
We parked at the main car park on Holy Island, which you have to pay for. An all-day ticket was roughly £4.80. From there I kitted the boys up in their wellies and boots and set off on a slow walk into Lindisfarne. I had taken the pram which you can take into most places on the Island. Although an all-terrain pram would be more suitable, my silver cross pop survived.
Before lunch, we checked out the priory (although we didn’t go inside) and then we headed down to the beach. From the beach, you can see St Cuthberts Islands where St Cuthbert is said to have lived out his hermit years. I left our pram at the bottom of the outcrop and walked up to the lookout point. It is a bit steep going the way we came up but well worth the views.
We had our lunch was at a lovely place called the Crown and Anchor. Luckily the weather was really nice so again we sat outside in the beer garden. The food was lovely and well worth the price. The dogs enjoyed the shade of the picnic tables and there was a bowl of water sitting for them to drink out of.
The Castle and Views
After lunch, we set off towards the castle and lime kilns. The castle is currently under restoration until April 2018. So you can’t go inside. However, it’s still a beautiful walk and you can still visit the beach or go explore the lime kilns before heading back. There are also plenty of walking opportunities.
Before heading back to the car we bought some fudge from the Pilgrams Fudge Shop. If you love Fudge then this place is a must. It’s lovely and didn’t last very long!
Once back at the car I then drove back over the causeway to our self-catering accommodation in Bamburgh.
Overall, we had a great family day out, and the fact that it was dog and child friendly made it a much more enjoyable day.
Places To See
- Lindisfarne Castle
- Lindisfarne Priory
- Lime Kilns
- Lindisfarne Nature Reserve & Lookout Point
- Lots of Walks
- Find somewhere to sit…and relax