Get in
There are 3 main ways to get to Lindisfarne: walk across the sands at low tide (only advisable with a local guide), use the shuttle bus service from Berwick-upon-Tweed or drive across the tidal causeway.
Access to Lindisfarne is affected by local tides. This point cannot be expressed enough as many people get stranded on the causeway every year requiring coastguard rescue (sometimes including helicopter rescue). Tide tables are available locally and are published on the internet.
 Get around
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne publishes information on and about the island on www.lindisfarne.org.uk
Due to its size and nature, Lindisfarne has very few roads. Those that exist tend to be narrow and often have tourists walking on them. There is a large car park available before entering the settlement on the island. The car park is pay & display, priced at £4.40 for a stay of over 3 hours (correct as of May 3rd 2008). On-street parking is virtually non-existant. Some B&B establishments may offer parking, however this should be checked when booking.
From the car park there is a shuttle bus service to the castle, although visitors need to check if this will be running on the day of their intended visit if they intend on using it. Beyond this and the bus link from the mainland, there is no formal public transport on the island.
In essence, be prepared to do some walking! Maps are available on the island, including a number of suggested circular routes exploring the island.
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Get up early to watch the sunrise. Go to the hill at the south end of the island overlooking the priory grounds; you get an excellent view of the sunrise behind the castle. It's really fantastic when there are rolling sea mists as well.
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Birdwatching.Large parts of the Island as well as the adjacent intertidal areas are protected for wildlife as part of the Lindisfarne national nature reserve.It main purpose is to safeguard the wintering bird population.Over 300 species have been recorded on the island and adjacent tidal flats.The Brent Goose, Widgeon and Teal are particularly note worthy.
Seal spotting. Grey seals can sometimes be seen on the beaches during high tide.
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Lindisfarne has a number of small Bed & Breakfast establishments, a small hotel and pubs offering accommodation.
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Sample the local Lindisfarne Meade.It is made on the Island at St Aidan's winery. Meade is basically honey and water , fermented with yeast to turn some of the honey into alcohol.
 Stay safe
Check the tide tables carefully - otherwise you can get caught on the island or as some unfortunates have - on the causeway itself. The tide table is available from the Lindisfarne website (although all tide times should be treated as advisory and local weather can affect the tides). Note that your motorhome does not double as a boat.