On day 3 of our Northumberland holiday we decided to head over to Holy Island. Upon checking the tide times we 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
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 we kitted the boys up in their wellies and boots and set off on a slow walk into Lindisfarne. We had taken our pram which you can take into most places on the Island. Although an all terrain pram would be more suitable, our 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. We 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. On the way back to collect the pram we separated so that Nick and Big K could take the dogs on a longer walk. We met back up roughly 20 minutes later to head to the toilets!
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. I had a BLT baguette, while Nick had the fish and chips. 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, its 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. Its lovely and didn’t last very long!
Once back at the car we 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
Video Of Our Day