Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve in Northumberland was established to protect the wild landscape and important communities of winter birds. Comprising dramatic sand dunes, tidal mudflats and remarkable salt marshes, the vivid landscape provides food and shelter to a number of species of birds. Bird watchers are likely to catch a glimpse of bar-tailed godwits, grey plovers, wigeons, greylag geese and pale-bellied gent geese, which make Lindisfarne their only UK winter home.
Lindisfarne Reserve also includes part of the historically important Holy Island. Access to the island is possible via the causeway when the tide is low. Holy Island is home to a noteworthy centre of British Christianity; the Lindisfarne Priory. Now in ruins, this historical and spiritual site is a popular and enthralling attraction. Similarly, Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island is popular with visitors too. Learn all about the rich culture and intriguing history of the castle, dating back to the Tudors.