Roads - Parking - Toilets
ROADS: Within the village many of Holy Island's streets do not have pavements. Very few businesses have car parks sufficiently large for patrons, most do not have car parks and share on-street parking with the villagers.
Tourists are advised not to drive into the village except for business access or when seeking accommodation. All drivers should proceed with caution, pedestrians with children and animals will be encountered on all roads. Congestion soon builds up and it is often much quicker (and far more interesting!) to walk around the village than drive.
No Entry Roads: Vehicles other than those belonging to residents or displaying disabled signs are not permited to drive up to the castle. Those that do are warned that this 'track' is narrow and is in frequent use by the Holy Island minibus.
Other than the road to the mainland, all roads leading beyond the village rapidly become undriveable - even for farm vehicles. Some are private. All lead to dead-ends and turning-around can become extremely difficult.
Beware of "Piri-Piri Burrs" when walking in the Dunes and Links which are difficult to remove from animals and clothing.
MAIN CAR PARK   The main car park is located on the left hand side of the road, following the very sharp zig-zag bend and just before the 30mph limit signs. The car park is 'pay-and-display' with checking by Northumberland County Council operatives. Drivers are cautioned that wooden cabers and short vertical posts are used to mark out the parking bays. There are no public toilets in this car park. Parking charged between 08:00-18:00 and may be used at certain other listed car parks in Northumberland (e.g. in Seahouses, Berwick etc.).
Mobile home (up to 3.5t) may park here.
Price : £4.40 (all day parking)
COACH PARK Coach drivers should proceed with caution into the village as far as the Lindisfarne Hotel where the road veers sharply to the left and narrows. The coach park is located at the bottom of the road, on the left. It is not possible to proceed beyond this point and all manouvreing must be carried out, with caution, within the car park. Mobile homes are not permitted to park here.
The Disabled may park here free but must display their badge.
TOILET FACILITIES   The main public conveniences are available in the coach park where facilities are also available for the disabled. Between March and October, toilets are also available, in a small toilet block, adjacent to the village hall.
PILGRIMAGES etc.: Organisers of large groups visiting the Island are requested to make arrangements for additional toilet facilities.
CAMPING & OVERNIGHT PARKING  Camping is not permitted within the car parks or on the island. Vehicles may be left overnight in the car parks by arrangement with Northumberland County Council.
Further information and links to car parks, check charges and restrictions, apply for a parking permit or blue badge and pay your penalty charge notice go to
information for guidance only and does not supersede that displayed on official signage
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