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St Cuthbert's Way

Mile 65

Holy Island

Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, is cut off from the mainland for about 5 hours at each high tide. Its history began with the arrival of St Aidan in 634 A.D. at the invitation of the Christian King Oswald of Bamburgh Castle. The finest surviving works of art from Lindisfarne are the beautifully illuminated gospels, which are housed in the British Museum. There is a charming village on the island where the principal attractions are the priory, which dates back to 1093, and its wonderful museum. The main landmark of the island is the 14th century castle built to keep the Scots at bay. The castle was restored as a home by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1900s and houses a collection of antique furniture and pictures. There are plenty of things to see on the island, including the old priory, and the little harbour where the upturned boats of old have been made into huts. There are good views from here of both little Lindisfarne Castle, which looks lovely in spring when its slopes are covered with buttercups, and the haunting silhouette of Bamburgh Castle down the coast.

Crown & Anchor Inn, Holy Island
  • Property type: Country Inn (Pub)
  • Distance from path: on route
  • OS reference: 125418

Crown & Anchor Inn

The Market Place, Holy Island, Northumberland, TD15 2RX - St Cuthbert's Way

The Crown & Anchor is neatly tucked away in the top left hand corner of the Market Square. A warm welcome awaits you in the bar, making it an ideal place where locals and visitors mingle.

Credit Card

Wi-Fi

Licensed

Laundry

Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

The Lindisfarne Hotel, Holy Island
  • Property type: De Luxe Hotel

The Lindisfarne Hotel

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2SQ - St Cuthbert's Way

A comfortable and homely family guest house personally run by the owners. We have a comfortable guests' lounge/dining room, patio and grassed garden area.

Credit Card

Wi-Fi

Licensed

Laundry

Dogs accepted

Bike Storage

Car Parking

Packed Lunches

Evening Meals

  • Property type: B & B
  • Distance from path: On route

Bamburgh View

Fenkle Street, Holy Island, Northumberland, TD15 2SR - St Cuthbert's Way
  • Property type: Country Inn (Pub)

The Ship Inn

Mary Gate, Holy Island, TD15 2SJ - St Cuthbert's Way

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