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A bus ride from Berwick Upon Tweed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
477

A Journey from Berwick Upon Tweed over the sea to Holy Island

Route 477
Operater Perrymans
Journey time 35 minutes

This is infrequent service that only runs on certain days. There is 2 buses a day on days of operation. The timing's depend on the tide

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Berwick Haggerston Castle Beal Holy Island Lindisfarne bus times

Click here to download the current times 477 Berwick Upon Tweed to Holy Island (Lindisfarne) bus times

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Also see my
bus ride from Newcastle to Berwick
As far as West Mains Beal road end we are will be using the same route


Awaiting departure for Lindisfarne Holy Island on a 477 bus

We await departure from Berwick Railway Station which is where this service starts


Pulling away from our stand at Berwick railway station on a 477 bus

Pulling away from our stand


Making for the exit of Berwick station on a 477 bus

We travel round a mini roundabout and do a u turn to head for the station exit


Railway St Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 Berwick to Lindisfarne bus

As we leave the station we turn left into Railway St


Junction of Castlegate High Greens and Railway St on a 477 bus

At the end of Railway St we come to a mini roundabout which is its junction with Castlegate and High Greens we will be turning right into Castlegate


paaaes the Castle Hotel Castlegate Berwick on a 477 bus

Turning right into Castlegate we get a good view of the Castle Hotel in this shot


Castlegate Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

Heading down Castlegate


Approaching Berwick Ramparts as we head along Castlegate on a 477 bus

As we head along Castlegate we approach Berwick Ramparts that form part of a defence system of the town that was started in Elizabethan times


Passing under Berwick Ramparts on Castlegate on a 477 bus

We then pass under the Ramparts as we travel along Castlegate


Castlegate Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland on a 477 bus

Making our way through Berwick Upon Tweed on Castlegate


Junction of Castlegate Marygate and Golden Square Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

At the end of Castlegate we come to a mini roundabout which is its junction with Marygate and Golden Square we will be turning right into Golden Square


Looking along Golden Sqaure Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

Turning right into Golden Square


Passes the Leaping Salmon Wetherspoons Golden Square Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

We then pass Wetherspoons the Leaping Salmon as we head along Golden Square


Crossing the Royal Tweed Bridge on a 477 bus. We get a good view of the Royal Border bridge from Here

We then cross the River Tweed on the Royal Tweed Bridge. As we make the crossing we get an excellent view of Berwick's most famous landmark the Royal Border Bridge that carries the main East Coast Railway from London to Edinburgh across the River Tweed
The East Coast Main Line is used for a short distance in my
train ride from Doncaster to Leeds


junction of Union Park Road Ord Drive Prince Edward Rd and Royal Tweed Bridge Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland

After Crossing Royal Tweed Bridge we come to its junction with Union Park Rd Ord Drive and Prince Edward Rd. We will be carrying on along Prince Edward Rd


Prince Edward Rd Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

Continuing along Prince Edward Road


shor taken of a 477 bus on Prince Edward Rd Berwick

Heading along Prince Edward Rd through Tweedmouth


Roberts Fish and Chips Main St Tweedmouth passed on a 477 bus

Prince Edward Rd turns into Main St which we are now on passing Roberts Fish and Chip Shop. We are about to pass under the East Coast main line


Passing Northumberland Rd Tweedmouth on a 477 bus

Main Street becomes Northumberland Rd which we are now on passing Homebase


Passing the Swan Centre Berwick Upon Tweed at the junction of Northumberland Rd and Billendean Terrace on a 477 bus

We come to a roundabout that is the junction Northumberland Rd and Billendean Terrace. We will be carrying on along Northumberland Rd. We can see the Swan Centre for Leisure in this shot


The Swan Centre for Leisure Northumberland Rd Berwick off a 477 bus

We get a better view of the Swan Centre for Leisure as we continue along Northumberland Rd


Northumberland Rd Tweedmouth off a 477 bus

Making our way along Northumberland Rd


Sunnyside Cut Tweedmouth on a 477 bus

Northumberland Rd becomes Sunnyside Cut which we are now on in this shot


junction of the A1167 and Springhill Lane off a 477 bus

Sunnyside Cut is now just the A1167 which we are now on passing the end of Springhill Lane


The A1167 between Tweedmouth and Scremerston off a 477 bus

Heading along the A1167 in the direction of Scremerston


X15 bus on the A1167 near Scremerston off a 477 bus

As we head along the A1167 an X15 Newcastle to Berwick bus can be seen heading in the opposite direction


Junction of the road into Scremerston off the A1167 on a 477 bus

We then turn left off the A1167 onto the road into Scremerston this road appears to have no name


Heading into Scremerston

Heading towards Scremerston


The old A1 north of Scremerston off a 477 bus

Making our way towards Scremerston


Entering Scremerston on a 477 bus

We then enter Scremerston


Scremerston Northumberland on a 477 bus

Making our way through Scremerston


Passing through Scremerston on a 477 bus

As we head through Scremerston we pass the end of a road leading to Prince Charles Crescent


Junction of the A1 and the road into Scremerston on a 477 bus

as we leave Scremerston we come to the A1 which is the main London to Edinburgh Road. It is also known as the Great North Road
Since we turned onto Castlegate in Berwick we have been following the original line of the A1 to this point. This all changed in 1983 when the Berwick bypass opened taking the A1 to the west of Berwick
The A1 is used in my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Day Sheffield to Tan Hill
and my
bus ride from Newcastle to Berwick
It is crossed in my
bus ride from Sheffield to Doncaster
and my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
and my
bus ride on Yorkshire Coastliner from Leeds to York
and my
bus ride from Carlise to Newcastle


A1 Scremerston on a 477 bus

Turning onto the A1


A1 Northumberland start of the Berwick bypass on a 477 bus

Starting to head down the A1


The Cheviot hills as seen from the A1 South of Berwick

As we head along the A1 we can see the Cheviot Hills in the distance


Junction of the A1 and Oxford Lane Northumberland

We pass the end of Oxford Lane as we head along the A1


A1 south of Berwick Upon Tweed on a 477 bus

Heading along the A1


Heading south along the A1 on a 477 bus

Traveling south along the A1


Junction for Lowick off the A1 on a 477 bus

We pass the end of a lane that leads to Lowick as we make our way along the A1


A1 Northumberland on a 477 Berwick to Holy Island bus

Making our way along the A1


Junction of the A1 and the road to Ancroft on a 477 bus

We pass the end of a lane to Ancroft as we head along the A1. Although we cant see it on the opposite side of the bus we are about to pass Haggerston Castle


Heading along the A1 south of Haggerston Castle on a 477 bus

Heading along the A1 south of Haggerston Castle


A1 at West Mains and the road to Kentstone on a 477 bus

We then arrive at Beal Road End West Mains. We can see the road to Kentstone in this shot. We will take a left directly opposite the road we can see
This is also where we separate from the X15 route that heads off to Newcastle see my
bus ride from Newcastle to Berwick
for more info


turning left off the A1 Lindisfarne Inn on a 477 bus

Turning left off the A1. We then make a right hand turn to head for the bus stop


West Mains next to the A1 on a 477 bus

We then pull up at the bus stop in West Mains.
(A word of warning when I made this journey in July 2014 this bus had a standing load and some people who were trying to board at this stop could not board due to this)


Heading onto the A1 at West Mains on a 477 bus

We then head back to the A1,


A1 West Mains and the Lindisfarne Inn on a 477 bus

We turn right onto the A1. We can see the Lindisfarne Inn in this shot


junction of the A1 and the road to Lindisfarne on a 477 bus

We then almost immediately turn right onto the road that will take us to Holy Island. This is the same road we turned into as we entered West Mains


Heading along the Lindisfarne Rd West Mains on a 477 bus

We set out along the road to Holy Island


On the road between the A1 and Holy Island on a 477 bus

Making our way along the road to Holy Island


Crossing the East Coast Main Line London to Edinburgh at Beal on the from the A1 to Lindisfarne

We then cross the East Coast Main Line as we approach Beal. This is not somewhere you would want to linger when a train is approaching


Passing through Beal on the road to Lindisfarne on a 477 bus

Making our way through Beal as we head for Lindisfarne


View of the sea from Beal off a 477 bus

As we head through Beal we get a view of the sea


Leaving Beal for Lindisfarne on a 477 bus

Heading away from Beal


Between Beal and Lindisfarne on a 477 bus

Heading along the road to Lindisfarne Holy Island east of Beal


The Road from the A1 to the Lindisfarne Causeway off a 477 bus

Making for the Lindisfarne Causeway


Views from the road to Lindisfarne off a 477 bus

The landscape opens up as we get nearer to the causeway


The Sea getting closer as we approach the Causeway Lindisfarne from the Beal side on a 477 bus

The sea comes into view again


Approaching the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

The landscape becomes very coastal as we approach the Lindisfarne Causeway


Virtually at the start of the western end of the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

At this point we are virtually at sea level and at the start of the Lindisfarne Causeway the highlight of our journey


Setting out across the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

Setting out across the Lindisfarne Causeway


Lindisfarne Causeway Northumberland on a 477 bus

We head out accross the causeway the poles can be seen in this shot that mark the line of the road when the tide is in


Lindisfarne seen from the Causeway on a 477 bus

Making our way across the Lindisfarne Causeway


On a 477 bus on the beach on our way to Holy Island

Suddenly we are on a road on the beach


Heading along the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

Heading along the Lindisfarne Causeway


Heading for Holy Island across the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

If the tide was in we would be well and truly underwater


Crossing the main channel on the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

We then cross the main channel on a bridge


Hut on the Lindisfarne Causeway for travelers who might get caught out by the tide off a 477 bus

As we cross the bridge on the opposite side of the bus there is a hut that can be used by travelers who may get caught out by the tide. Apparently the water can get as high as the top step at high tide


Heading towards Holy Island on the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

Heading towards Holy Island on the Lindisfarne Causeway


Lindisfarne Northumberland on the Causeway on a 477 bus

Approaching Holy Island on the Lindisfarne Causeway


Heading along the edge of Holy Island on the Lindisfarne Causeway on a 477 bus

At the top of the beach we swing round to the right and head down the edge of Holy Island


Looking towards The main land and down Holy Island off a 477 bus

As we travel along the Causeway down the edge of Holy Island we get views of the mainland and views of Holy Island


Looking across to the mainland from a 477 bus on Lindisfarne Causeway Holy Island

Looking across to the mainland as we head along Lindisfarne Causeway along the edge of Holy Island


Views of Holy Island from the Lindisfarne Causeway from a 477 bus

Running along the edge of Holy Island on the Lindisfarne Causeway


Holy Island Northumberland on a 477 bus

Heading onto Holy Island on a 477 bus


View of the Cheviot Hills from Holy Island off a 477 bus

As we look to the mainland we get a view of the Cheviot Hills in the distance


The cheviot's from Lindisfarne

Another view of the Cheviot's as we travel along the Lindisfarne Causeway


Turning off the Lindisfarne Causeway onto Holy Island on a 477 bus

We then swing left and turn onto Holy Island


Heading onto Holy Island on Chare Ends on a 477 bus

Heading onto Holy Island on Chare Ends which the Lindisfarne Causeway has now become


Chare Ends on a 477 bus

Making our way along Chare Ends


Entering Holy Island on Chare Ends on a 477 bus

We then enter Holy Island as we travel along Chare Ends


Junction of Chare Ends and Marygate on a 477 bus

At the end of Chare Ends we come to Marygate into which we turn right


Marygate Holy Island on a 477 bus

Turning right into Marygate


Traveling along Marygate Holy Island on a 477 bus passing the Holy Island post office

Heading along Marygate in this shot we are about to pass the Holy Island Post Office


Holy Island Northumberland on a 477 bus

At the end of Marygate we turn left into an unamed lane which we are doing in this shot


Pulling to a stop on Holy Island on a 477 bus

On this paticular journey we grind to a halt on the unamed lane and it becomes our terminus due to a parked lorry. The driver explains the bus stop is on the road that is next left which is Prior Lane less than a minutes walk


A Perryman's 477 bus on Holy Island

The bus temporarily blocked from going any further


A Perryman's bus branded in Berwick Upon. Tweed to Edinburgh logo on Holy Island with the local Castle shuttle service waiting behind

Shortly afterwards the 477 we have arrived on awaiting departure in Prior Lane for its return trip to Berwick. Interestingly the bus is branded up for thier Berwick Upon Tweed to Edinburgh service. The local Castle shuttle bus can be seen awaiting departure behind. This bus shuttles between the village and Lindisfarne Castle


St Aidens Winery Holy Island Northumberland

The bus drops you off in Prior lane right outside St Aidens Winery which is the home of Lindisfarne Mead


Lindisfarne Ltd Holy Island

One of the entrances to the Winery


Inside St Aidens Winery Holy Island

Once inside the shop there is an array of different wines and unique products


Home of Lindisfarne Mead Holy Island

St Aidens Winery of course is where the famous Lindisfarne Mead is produced
Lindisfarne Mead is a unique alcoholic fortified wine manufactured here on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The honey which is used in the production of Lindisfarne Mead is drawn from the four corners of the world and here, on the island, it is vatted with fermented grape juice, honey, herbs, and the pure natural water of an artesian well and fortified with fine spirits to produce this unique drink. Lindisfarne Mead is produced exclusively on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, situated off the Northumbrian Coast.


Free Samples of Lindisfarne Mead St Aidens Winery

There is usually free samples of the mead that can be seen in this shot. When I was there the sample was of Cherry Mead a variation on the standard mead. This was really to die for

For more info visit
The St Aidens Winery Website


Village Green Holy Island Lindisfarne

From the bus stop and the winery the village green can be seen


Village Green Holy Island sign points to to various attractions etc

A sign on the green points to the various attractions etc


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A cross on Holy Island Village Green

An Interesting cross on the village green



Tide Tables for Holy Island Lindisfarne part of June and July 2014

Also in the vicinity of the village green is a set of tide tables giving information about when the causeway can be crossed pherhaps the most useful information on the island. This table is for part of June and part of July 2014


Entrance to the Lindisfarne Priory from the Holy Island village green

Also off the village green is the entrance to the Lindisfarne Priory that is well worth a look


Opening times etc for the Lindisfarne Priory photo taken 2014

The opening times etc on the English Heritage board this photo was taken July 2014


Lindisfarne Priory

The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory


Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island Northumberland

A closer look


The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory

There is a charge to walk through the ruins we can see in this shot but to walk through the area this shot was taken in there is no charge


St Marys Church Holy Island

Next to the Priory is St Marys Church


St Marys Church Lindisfarne

Walking round the back of St Marys Church the Priory can be seen in this shot


Crossgate Lane Holy Island

Once back at the village green follow Crossgate Lane we are now heading for the castle


Red Telephone box Holy Island

As we walk along Crossgate Lane there is a red telephone box on the left hand side


Marygate Holy Island

Crossgate Lane brings us out on Marygate onto which we will be turning right but this is a quick look left towards the post office this is where we were on the bus


Looking along Marygate Lindisfarne

This is the direction we are heading in along Marygate


Marygate Lindisfarne Northumberland England a view of the Ship pub

Heading along Marygate in the direction of Lindisfarne Castle We are about to pass the Ship pub


View of Lindisfarne Castle from Marygate

Then Lindisfarne Castle comes into view. To see more from this point onwards
see my
visit to Lindisfarne Castle lunatictravel.com style
All I can say is Lindisfarne has a totally unique feel and if you ever get the chance to visit grab it with both hands


Spending any time on Holy Island visit
Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle Holy Island Northumberland



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