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.

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