LINDISFARNE: A HOLY ISLAND TOUR
YOUR PERSONAL HOLY ISLAND TOUR EXPERIENCE
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, just off the coast of Northumberland, is a true magnet for visitors from far and wide. Intriguingly only accessible via a causeway at low tide twice a day, it was the cradle of English Christianity in Anglo Saxon times and has remained an important site of pilgrimage to this day.
Although any day trip culminates in a visit to the island itself, the journey there is equally stunning: it follows the magnificent coastline of the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lined with impressive castles or castle ruins such as Warkworth, Dunstanburgh or Bamburgh, it also boasts charming fishing villages, the Farne Islands, a seabird haven and miles of sandy beaches.
A short detour via the hinterland offers a spectacular contrast to the serene coastal views with the Cheviot Hills looming among the surrounding moorland and a brief glimpse of the historic capital of the county, Alnwick and its spectacular castle, home to the Dukes of Northumberland for over 700 years.
Oh, by the way, let us know if you wish to walk over to Holy Island via the pilgrimage path (approx. 2h walking time) and if there is anything on the island that is a must-do for you. We will ensure you have the perfect experience when visiting Holy Island and the Northumberland coast.
At Newcastle Tour Company, the safety & health of our guests are always of paramount importance to us. This Holy Island tour has been optimised for post Covid-19 tours & follows our health protocols.
HOLY ISLAND TOUR ITINERARY
WARKWORTH CASTLE & VILLAGE
THE HEART OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST
REACH THE ISLAND AS THE PILGRIMS HAVE SINCE AD635
THE MAGIC OF LINDISFARNE
LAND OF THE FAR HORIZONS
QUICK DROP INTO ALNWICK
DETAILS ABOUT YOUR HOLY ISLAND TOUR
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