I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve posted something here ! Just on time for xmas though.. so I hope you all enjoyed the festivities :-) It will go back a few months ago, when the weather was still nice and share with you some memories of a wonderful day trip !
The holy island of Lindisfarne is a tidal island located off the Northumberland coast, between the towns of Alnwick and Berwick, not too far from the Scottish borders.
You can only travel between Lindisfarne and the mainland across the causeway when the tide is open. The flatness of the land means the tide comes in very quickly here, and it can be deceptive. People are often unaware of this fact –despite the warning signs all over the place — and tourists do sometimes become stranded on the causeway. It is important to check the tide to plan your journey well in advance (you can check the time here).
We parked in the main car park and explored the island on foot. We had a few hours to spend over there and we decided to visit Lindisfarne Castle. It did not took us too long to walk towards the castle, the island is only about three miles long, so you could easily walk around the whole coastline in a few hours.
The castle dates back to 1570 and the views from the top of the rock are really gorgeous. Looking around the different rooms and imagining what life would have been like living there was quite interesting !
Close to the castle, you can find a walled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll at the begining of the 20th century. Its configuration remains unchanged since it was designed roughly 100 years ago but it has however been restored to its former glory.
The weather changed abruptly and it was a sign it was time for food !