Lucker Hall, Northumberland
Lucker will provide an excellent base from which to explore the Northumberland coast.

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Lindisfarne ( Holy Island)
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Coast

Details for Lindisfarne ( Holy Island)

Lindisfarne is an island situated close to Berwick-on-Tweed on the coast of Northumberland. Twice a day the island is cut off from the mainland by the North Sea, but at low tide visitors can walk the 3 miles across a causeway to access the island and explore all its wonders and romantic mystery.

Also known as ‘Holy Island' this spiritual and breathtakingly beautiful island is dominated by the fairytale Lindisfarne Castle. Perched up on a rocky volcanic headland known as Beblowe Craig this National Trust property is open to the public and forms a well visited and spectacular landmark which can be seen from miles around. During the opening season from March to October the Castle is now available as a stunning wedding venue and offers a number of rooms in which to hold small civil wedding ceremonies.

Originally an Elizabethan fort there are still some reminders of its past history, beneath the castle there is what remains of some 19th century Victorian lime kilns embedded in the hillside embankment, and a stunning walled garden which was the creation of Gertrude Jekyll back in the 1911. Lindisfarne Priory lies to the East of the Castle and was built in the 11th Century as a Benedictine Monastery. As well as the ruins of the original building there is a museum and a 7th century Parish Church which are both worth a visit.

The village itself has a visitor centre which houses a museum and a shop as well as offering tourist information, details of things to do in the area and local events. There is a minibus service, the ‘Castle Shuttle' which has a park and ride facility as well as taking tours of the island and trips out to the castle. There are also plenty of gentle walks around the village which enable visitors to take in the exhilarating...

 

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