The Crown & Anchor Inn - Holy Island
The Crown & Anchor is an independently run inn situated at the heart of Holy Island.
Our cosy, dog friendly bar offers three Northumbrian ales along with a wide selection of whiskies and gins alongside favourites such as Old Speckled Hen, Stowford Press and Belhaven Best.
Our beer garden is located at rear of the pub where, weather permitting, our lunchtime snack menu is served, and offers great views of the harbour, castle and priory.
We offer accommodation across four rooms, one of which is dog friendly, at a range of prices.
We are open every day all year round and have wheelchair access to the bar and restaurant.
Find us in the top left hand corner of the Market Square, overlooking the harbour, Lindisfarne Castle and Lindisfarne Priory.
A warm welcome awaits you in the bar with our roaring open coal fire, making it an ideal place where locals and visitors mingle
We specialise in freshly prepared meals cooked to order - it is always advisable to book a table in advance
Holy Island, or to give it its proper name, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has a rich history stretching back many years. The monastery was founded by St Aidan in 634 AD and saw the creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated manuscript which now resides in the British Museum although an electronic copy can be seen in the Island's heritage Centre.
The Island lies at the end of the modern-day St Cuthbert's Way, a 62 mile-long walk that bridges Melrose in the Scottish Borders where St Cuthbert started his religious life, to the Island where he died and is the site of his original shrine.
The castle was built in 1550 as a fort and has been transformed throughout the years into its present form created by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901.
The Island also has an industrial history of lime production, evidenced by the lime kilns situated behind the castle, and fishing which still continues.
Today the Island is a haven for visitors and wildlife alike and offers glimpses into its history through the buildings and landscape.
The causeway is covered by tide twice a day, so remember to check the tides before your visit.
A warm welcome awaits, but please remember to check the safe crossing times before you visit.
When you come to Lindisfarne, places that you really must see for yourself include the causeway to the island. Lindisfarne Castle, The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory and the Old Lime Kilns.