Explore the UK with your SUV - Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Steeped in medieval religious heritage, Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, as the locals call it, is separated from the Northumbrian coast by a long tidal causeway. The crossing looks deceptively safe, but ignore the tide times and warning signs at your peril: it’s a long swim back to shore and the coastguard is called out to rescue dozens of drivers each year who think they know better.

The priory and 16th century castle are located in the south of the Island, the main focus for most visitors. But head north to the tranquillity of the remote conservation area and you’ll find quite literally a different side to Lindisfarne.

Read More

You might also like

Travel and Adventure
Explore the UK with your SUV - B6318, Northumberland
Travel and Adventure
Explore the UK with your SUV - Keilder Forest, Northumberland
Travel and Adventure
Top eco-adventures in Kaikōura
Travel and Adventure
10 Reasons to Visit New Zealand Right Now
Travel and Adventure
Explore a Ghost Town in Southern Italy

Explore Nat Geo

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • History & Culture
  • Science
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Space
  • Adventure
  • Video

About us


  • Magazines
  • Newsletter
  • Disney+

Follow us

Copyright © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society. Copyright © 2015-2021 National Geographic Partners, LLC. All rights reserved