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
Great day out
Samstersmam, Manchester, United Kingdom
Incredible island good exhibition very informative and interesting. Enjoyed the priory grounds . The guidebook enables a person to imagine what life was like for the Monks . Church beautiful. Lovely island. Was surprised how populated it was. Incredible place can’t wait to return. The causeway is also incredible some feet of engineering and must require some upkeep . Worth a visit to experience this too amazing 😊
Barrie L, Norwich, United Kingdom
Not knowing much about the history of Holy Island, we were fascinated walking round the priory. It is a large structure, with enough preserved to indicate the original building. Very helpful information boards. Allow an hour or so, and another half hour for the exhibition next to the gift shop.
Stay for the tide, there's enough to see
We arrived with just five minutes to spare before the pass was closed, then were on Holy Island for six hours before heading back and it was absolutely worth it because we could take our time, look around, talk to the locals, explore the Priory and then head back to the car.
Interesting enough but admission price expensive for what you get
Sandy S, Dumfries, United Kingdom
Yes, it’s quite fascinating & the information boards depicting what the Priory looked like before becoming a ruin were well done. BUT £20 for two adults and one crumblie (me!) seemed a bit excessive. That said, it is a place of historical significance and interest, and should be visited if in Northumberland or nearby.
poggy11, Harrogate, United Kingdom
Wonderful ruins. EH information boards. Good views over the local countryside. Informative visitors centre. The village itself survives on tourism, and it shows.