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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-12-2018, 12:04 Thread Starter
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Lindisfarne Holy Island

Having never been here before...has anyone (if allowed) taken their van on the road to it when the tide is out or is it better not to due to the weight.



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Yes we have been over. Just check the tide tables before heading over to make sure you have enough time to get back. Tarmac road all the way if I remember correctly.

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Yes, no problem check tide as per Dave's post!

I try and state simple facts in a nice way.

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We went last year by bus from Berwick on Tweed so the road is safe for motorhomes. I am unsure regarding parking for them though. The CC [or whatever it is now called] at Berwick is good so might be an option and use the bus.
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There are some parking spots, but they fill quickly and itís still quite a (steep) walk up to the town

But there is a big car park as you come off the causeway, and you can walk to the town from there

We joined the National Trust at a van parked there

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Easy enough to get on and off the island but I don't think you are allowed to stay overnight in the carpark.
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But you can stay overnight at the other end of the causeway , unless itís changed

We stayed a couple of nights

For us Lindisfalm was a lovely visit

But it was a tourist trap, and we donít do tourist traps more than once

Be it Lindisfalm or Mont st Michelle

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We stayed in the car park immediately before the causeway for one night, then cycled over the next morning.
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There is two ways of working the tides, make sure you go over at low tide but if you get it wrong on the return and you can't get off the island what a shame you have to stop in the car park till the morning and nobody can say anything for your mistake in your tide calculations.. Whoops!.


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To the OP

Holy Island and Lindisfarne for me is one of the 'magic' places in the world

Ray is a crafty sod, but quite right because the police cannot get there either.

Sandra is also right - it is a tourist trap. I suggest you go over (when the tide is right) late afternoon, i.e. when the grockles have gone and have a sundowner at the pub and go back to the CP on the landside of the causeway for the night.

My first visit to Holy Island was waiting for the tide to drop, sitting in a minivan on the causeway in a lightning storm - we were the only piece of metal. Thank goodness I knew about 'Faraday's Cage'

Before you go read up about St. Bede, St. Cuthbert, Durham and the Christian influence on the NE, long before the South. The C of E Monastery at Alnmouth is also worth a visit when open, particularly the chapel in the old library, with its pedestal alter backed by a picture window looking onto the North Sea.

Enjoy your visit.

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