Lindisfarne - Visitor Guide
Holy Island/Lindisfarne, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.
Lindisfarne Castle - 44
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|Ordnance Research:||OS grid research NU125419.|
|Key destination:||Autumn and cold weather birds.|
|Important kit:||Walking shoes and hot clothing. Binoculars and scopes for birds. Tide timetable. Web and waterproof footwear for rock pooling.|
Bird viewing - autumn is an excellent time for migratory birds including lots and lots of Pale-bellied Brent Geese. One of the better places to understand birds is about The Causeway and Fenham Flats. This really is also good area to identify waders feeding from the exposed sand and dirt banking institutions at reduced wave including Curlew, Redshank and Dunlin.
Snook aim and Snipe Point are great places for water seeing - look for wild birds like Eider Ducks, Velvet Scoter, waders and many different gulls.
Watch the areas straight back through the dunes for little birds particularly pipits and warblers as well as for Curlew.
Rock pooling - great at low tide (check tide times).
Seals - occasionally to be seen lounging on mud banking institutions by The Causeway at low tide.
Shops and customer attractions in the town. National Trust information centre on primary high-street. Meals at bars and hotel. Instantly accommodation (no camping on island).
Disabled accessibility: changes according to section of area. Footpaths to Snook aim and north of island tend to be flat nevertheless ground is uneven therefore the walkways run through dune areas.
Lindisfarne Castle - accessibility not a lot of; steep, cobbled accessibility ramp, numerous actions and stairs within the palace. Braille guide.
Access to Priory - tarmac path, then five tips to priory. Relatively steep pitch in exterior courtyard. Braille and enormous print guides on request.
Use of shoreline differs relies on location and terrain. Rock pools closest to castle partially accessible.
|Getting indeed there:||
Situated off the Northumberland shore between Belford and Berwick. Use the A1 north and switch off four miles north of Buckton towards Beal and Holy Island (Lindisfarne). The Causeway is overloaded at high tide so check tide times before departing.
Nearest rail section is Alnmouth but this involves journey onwards by vehicle or taxi.
Starting times during the tourist attractions differ according to wave times - check before travelling. Priory open Monday-Sunday 9.30am-5pm from 24 March-30 September, 9.30am-4pm in October, and 10am-2pm from 1 November-31 March.
No-cost entry to area.