Holy Island is cut off by the tide twice a day
Holy Island is linked to the mainland by a long causeway and twice a day the North Sea sweeps in and covers the road. You need to plan your holiday carefully around the sea!
Follow this link to see the Holy Island tide tables.


Take the A1 and turn off at Beal – about 8 miles South of Berwick-upon-Tweed and around 60 miles (halfway) between Newcastle and Edinburgh. `Holy Island’ is signposted and is about 5 miles from the A1.
At the end of the causeway as you come in towards the village, go past the entrance to the visitors car park, past the Lindisfarne Hotel on your left and go straight on towards the village centre. At the T junction turn right. Eider Duck is half way up the road before the Post Office on the right hand side.

By rail

Most people come to Holy Island by car but plenty come to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and to escape the world, and so often don’t use the car once they get here. Everything on the island is accessible without.
Berwick-upon-Tweed (on the East Coast mainline) is 14 miles away to the north.
Taxis from Berwick are:
West End Cabs 01289 303050
Woody’s 07591933223

If you chose to come this way, don’t forget when planning your train times to check the tides to make sure that you don’t have to wait for hours either side of the causeway. Holy Island tide tables.