Experience the serenity of Lindisfarne Priory, cut off from the world on the beautiful Holy Island. Take in panoramic views of the Northumbrian coast, unpack a picnic in the priory grounds, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Wander the richly-decorated, extensive ruins and explore the fascinating history of this site in the exciting visitor centre.
With lively interpretation discover the enthralling story of the monks who lived on Holy Island, the grisly Viking invasions and the part which Henry VIII played in the history of the Priory. Lindisfarne Priory, the original home to the Lindisfarne Gospels, was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England.
Founded by St Aidan in AD635, the site owes its fame to St Cuthbert, the greatest of Northumbrian holy men, who lived and died there. Stroll around the Monastic buildings which formed the living quarters of the monks, the remote setting adds to the unique atmosphere of the Priory. The causeway floods at high tide, so it is very important to check the tide times before crossing.
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Family Ticket - £14.50
PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
Dogs / pets allowed
Worth a visit
You could walk up the hill and see the ruins from a close enough distance for free (which we did after), but nothing beats actually walking around and 'feeling' the history of the place. There's an informative exhibition housed in the centre which is well worth a look too.
Sophie39, South Lincolnshire
A very informative exhibition inside to give you an idea of the history and a wonderful place to walk around an imagine it all.
lonewolf44, London, United Kingdom
You could pay the £7.20 admission fee (which also covers the neaby museum) but actually you can also appreciate the ruins of the historic priory from the churchyard of St Mary the Virgin or from the birdwatchers' tower next to the beacon on the adjacent hill. There's a statue of St Cuthbert in the churchyard too. In my opinion the best thing to do is visit the lovely church of st Mary and then walk out across the rocks to the remains of the hermitage on St Cuthbert's Island to really appreciate the sense of what it must have been like to be a monk on Lindisfarne in the 7th century AD.
Sara H, Leeds, United Kingdom
Visited with friends a couple weeks ago. Weather was fantastic. This was a return visit for us and a first for our friends. We went through the visitor centre which was very informative and just in general a very tranquil and beautiful place to be Highly recommended
Great place to explore
JHolliday186534, Glasgow, United Kingdom
A pilgrimage for the early christians, the priory is definitely worth a visit if combined with other attractions in the area. Staff are very helpful and informative and a great place for children to spend some energy.