Holy Island has a rhythm of its own, dictated by the tides. Accessible only when the tide drops back from the causeway, it has an ethereal quality where nature and history combine to provide refuge for the spirit.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has been a place of Christian pilgrimage for 1300 years since St Aidan founded the first monastery in 635AD. In 793AD Lindisfarne monastery suffered the first recorded Viking raid on English soil.
Holy Island offers a beautiful unspoiled village with a selection of shops, cafes, pubs and hotels. The 16th century Lindisfarne Castle stands at the northern end of the island guarding the entrance to the harbour. Built in the 1530s as an artillery fort, during the reign of Henry VIII, it was bought in the 1880s by Edward Hudson and restored as a holiday residence.