Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve
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Bigears
Hawick, UK22 contributions
1,0 sur 5 bulles
avr. 2024 • En couple
We have visited Lindesfarne regularly for the last 10 years this will be our last visit.

We have given up on the pot holes which damaged our car on the last visit - they are even worse now, couldn't even get into the car park so we could get over the dunes and walk our dogs who love it there.

Unfriendly hospitality providers who couldn't care less.

An overpriced indifferent meal.

Used to be magical now just another tourist trap. Go in winter and bring a trailer load of stones to fill in the potholes so you can park safely.
Écrit le 14 avril 2024
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Di R
Horncastle, UK119 contributions
2,0 sur 5 bulles
déc. 2023 • En couple
I was so saddened by our visit to this beautiful island. It is clearly aimed at the more affluent members of society or walkers, as if you arrive by car the charges begin immediately.
In a time when the government advice is to get outside & surround one’s self with nature it is quite shocking that the minimum charge for car parking is £6 for 3 hrs (the website information is incorrect).
There are many families who do not have pounds & pounds of in-disposable cash & to charge £6 for the privilege to walk the island is disgraceful.
Not particularly Christian.
Écrit le 31 décembre 2023
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STrav1
aberdeen2 contributions
1,0 sur 5 bulles
déc. 2023 • Entre amis
Very disappointing trip to Holy Island. Albeit December, all attractions were closed. Castle a huge disappointment, Priory ruins were closed but not much to see anyway. Public toilets were an absolute disgrace for one of Englands supposedly top attractions. Most exciting thing was the drive over the causeway. Won't ever go back and wouldn't encourage anyone to waste the exorbitant parking fee.
Écrit le 16 décembre 2023
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Dave Puls
Nottingham, UK1 052 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
nov. 2023 • En famille
After many visits to Holy Island, the natural beauty of Lindisfarne never disappoints. Amazing at all times of year and in all tides. We walked from the main car park to the village, then over to St Cuthbert's Isle, up the Heugh, down to the harbour and over to the castle, then back via a quiet inland footpath. Fantastic.
Écrit le 1 novembre 2023
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Cookieboy
Dereham, UK59 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2023 • En couple
The reserve is well sign posted with a range of walks from easy to more demanding routes. Wear sensible shoes of course and take wet weather gear. The views are good even if the wildlife are a little shy. Although we saw plenty to enjoy. A lovely less demanding walk is to the white daylight ships navigation aid that can be seen from the castle.
Écrit le 22 août 2023
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chris
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1,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2023 • En couple
The public toilets are the worst in the UK. Disgustingly smelly and old. The men's toilets are an open sewer style urinal. The women's had females refusing to use them . Shame on the local community!
Écrit le 22 août 2023
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Janeylou D
Camberley, UK53 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
août 2023 • En couple
After spending a couple of hours at the abbey ruins (see my other review) we decided to visit the castle ... but didn't quite make it there as I was rather distracted by the huge hide. We went in and were immediately treated to a linnet coming to bathe in the small pool in front of the large glass windows. After his departure, a meadow pipit strutted his stuff along the ledge outside the window, clearly watching us as we were watching his antics, secure in the knowledge that he couldn't be touched. He then hopped onto the floating algae and used it as a raft as he performed his bathing routine, clearly enjoying splashing water at the glass as he did. We could hear curlews in the distance and we were never far from starlings, sparrows, swallows and house martins.

After this we decided to head to the castle but decided that it was too peopley as the influx from the causeway traffic was starting to come in waves. (We had cut it fine and got over just before high water which afforded us a few hours of relative peace before the massive tourist overspill onto the island). Well worth taking notice of tide times. As everyone seemed to be making a beeline for the castle, we turned right and clambered down onto the pile of rocks, rubble and seaworn stones that passes as the beach. Best decision ever! The rockpools were full of life. The flora was healthy. The seaweed and bladderwrack was slimy (watch your step) and we were joined by a small shrew that wasn't wary of us at all but darted over the warm rocks, filling its face with sandflies and other insecta that didn't get away fast enough.

Any geologists would probably life their best life here, too. So many crinoid fossils amongst the stones as well as some rather excellent sea-tumbled volcanic rock.

Something for everyone here.
Écrit le 13 août 2023
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Richard G
Norwich, UK430 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juil. 2023 • En famille
A great place to visit but plan your trip carefully because tides cover road..
A really unspoiled reserve.
Plenty of places to purchase food from vans to pubs.
National trust property worth a visit.
Priory at £11 each given a MISS.
The toilets in the centre are disgusting and you would have thought with all the revenue from the car parks they could do much better,
Écrit le 1 août 2023
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dsh
Fife, UK101 contributions
5,0 sur 5 bulles
juil. 2023
The Holy Island is a stunning place to visit with all its religious history and Viking attacks attracting may visitors, the Nature Reserve is the more peaceful and quiet part of the island which incorporates a mix of landscapes in such a small space. Head from the carpark and you soon walking on sand dunes but if you walk past the castle and into the Reserve you walk past farming fields on the coast path and towards the mysterious Pyramid which sits next to a deserted beach. Wildlife is everywhere and the views are stunning, well worth a few hours walking around but remember to watch the tide times...
Écrit le 23 juillet 2023
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westcoastcol
West Kilbride, UK1 046 contributions
4,0 sur 5 bulles
juin 2023 • En couple
A grand day out on Lindesfarne albeit I got a parking ticket, didn’t see the motorcycles only sign purely my own idiot fault, if you go it’s a wobbly uneven concrete slab bit near one of the pay machines.

We went over mid-morning and had our visit during that tide remember to check when the causeway is safe to travel, four hours was enough plenty of time to see the sights, £7 car parking fee. Drive over and there is a large, very large car park with a pay machine, cards or phone was the only option when we were there, the machine didn’t seem to take coins.

That’s the first payment done with, wandered into town from the car park, quaint place loads of visitors milling around. We located the toilets, for later which was just as well as there are no public toilets in the museum, priory or castle.

Also located the places to get a bite to eat before heading into the English Heritage owned Museum and Priory, this is the second cost £10 each concession. The museum is not very big but has some interesting information on items found in and around the priory and the usual shop selling the Priory and Lindesfarne related goods.

Access to the museum is easy enough and would suggest ok for wheelchair users however getting round the ruins of the priory is a different matter, lots of small walls to negotiate so would not be easy.

There seemed to be a look-out post at the back of the priory on the sea defence banking but we never went to it, would probably get a really good view from the top of the glass surrounded tower. Not sure if there is a charge for entering but we didn’t see many people on the top so maybe there is.

We then walked through the town, nice climbing roses decorating some of the cottages enroute to the castle. It seems you can drive to the castle and park outside it but we did’nt know that at the time however it’s only a 10 minute walk from the town. Enroute you can get an ice-cream from the van, something to eat from the fish and chip van and I think there was another burger type van….al fresco dining at its best.

The castle is built on a large rock and steep walk up, I would suggest not wheelchair user friendly at all, even if there is a hidden lift that we didn’t see, inside the castle are narrow corridors, small doors, steps and uneven concrete slab floors.

The castle is owned by National Trust and costs £8.50p per person to enter, concession on line fee. For me the best thing about the castle was the view from the ramparts. The rooms inside the castle are small, low doorways, beds and other items of furniture have been placed in them, some interesting information boards are in the rooms telling the history.

Wander toward the sea on grass cut paths and you’ll come across small towers that folk have built of the stones from the beach, cairn like but not.

There is a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, it was a veg patch for the soldiers in days of yore, poppies, fox gloves, and all sorts of wild flowers as well as traditional flowers, a great mixture of colour.
There seemed to be at least a couple of pubs with dining (in and outside), a few shops including National Trust for gifts and things, a couple of cafes with outdoor seating. We had lunch at a snack hut (trailer?) fresh crab sandwiches, absolutely lovely, made up when you order so no sitting drying out in the sun and had a good chat with another couple resting for lunch.

Not many cars as there are restrictions for visitors, certain places you can’t go, and the locals seem to leave their cars at home, probably due to all the visitors. There were two sets of public toilets, the ones we used were old and not the best (nearest the museum).

All in all it was a grand day out, nice weather (not too hot) and a tick off the bucket list, although we were there for four hours you could easily spend longer wandering around the beautiful clean peaceful island but we were heading back North so we didn’t dally and flake out on the grass which would have been nice.

I think we would go again for a stroll round the island but not sure we would take in second visits to the priory, museum or castle that said, worth a visit.
Écrit le 26 juin 2023
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