Holy island has three main types of accommodation:
1. Short Stays (Hotels, B&Bs, etc.)
There is a limited number of short term options on the island. They include two hotels, one guesthouse, one B&B, one short-term accommodation offering and a couple of Airbnbs. They are, of course, happy to take longer bookings.
All short stay options Dog-friendly short stays
2. Holiday cottages / Holiday lets (usually seven days minimum)
These are properties that usually require a minimum seven night stay (though some wil allow three nights, especially in low season). They range from flats to houses and house between two and eight guests, depending on the property.
All holiday lets Dog-friendly holiday lets
3. Christian retreat houses
Run by the religious communities on the island, these offer either organised or individual retreats. The number of available rooms for this category has reduced significantly with the closure of the Open Gate Centre in 2021.
All retreat houses
4. Dog-friendly accommodation
A handful of short stay places on the island accept dogs, so do book early. When it comes to holiday lets (usually minimum 7-nights stay), about half of the properties on the island are dog-friendly.
All dog-friendly accommodation on Holy Island
5. Group accommodation
There are two houses on Holy Island that can host groups: Marygate House
(accommodates 15) and Lindisfarne House
(accommodates 15-17, depending if the flat is also booked. Available during term time only, when the children’s SVP camp is not in session).
Early booking is recommended, as these properties book up well in advance.
Wheelchair accessible accommodation
Unfortunately, wheelchair-friendly options are very limited on the island. There is only one wheelchair-friendly short-stay room and three accessible holiday lets, of which one is defined as partly accessible. There is also an accessible room in the Lindisfarne Inn, not far from the island on the mainland.
All wheelchair-accessible accommodation
What about camping?
Camping is not allowed on Holy Island, and you can’t park campers and motorhomes overnight in the car parks. However, there is a campsite at the Barn at Beal
, just across the water on the mainland, with 11 tent pitches with electrical points and electric hook-up for 16 Caravans/Camper-vans.
High season and bookings
During high-season, accommodation on the island often sells out entirely. High season starts around Easter, and continues until the end of September, though, since Covid, it has extended to November, and it is unclear what the long term effects will be on the length of the season. Easter and Christmas also tend to be busy. If you are looking for accommodation and can’t find any availability, be sure to check the Holy Island Facebook group, where last-minute cancellations are often publicised.
How to find accommodation that meets your exact needs
You can narrow your search by the type of property you are looking for, the number of bedrooms, whether it takes online bookings, dog-friendly accommodation and many more options.
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Can’t find anything on the island?
We list some mainland options in our Off-island section
See off-island accommodation