Lindisfarne Priory

Holy Island
TD15 2RX

+44 01289 389200

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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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Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island(Group Attraction)


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A true sacred landscape

MOG808, Lahaina, Hawaii
The presence of God can really be felt in these well preserved ruins that mark the beginnings of Christianity in England. There are boards that map out what the various partitions were used for. There are great photo opportunities.

This was okay

Lino L, Christchurch, New Zealand
The priory ruins can be observed a lot from the outside especially from the knoll where the lookout is. We thought the charge to go into the ruins itself was a bit excessive from what we could see.


Soo C, Durham, United Kingdom
The museum display and shop on site are very well done, informative and interesting! The priory is superbly maintained with staff on site to help and each area has signs and information points. A good place to visit!! (This isn't the castle which is scaffolded - as mentioned by someone else)

Good exhibition

edwmagee, London
Managed by English Heritage so there is an entrance charge. Nice shop St Aidens Winery around the corner has some nicer stuff. Priory grounds are accessed via the church graveyard. Nice exhibition space if it's wet Also go through the graveyard to the church which is really lovely and go out of the churchyard to the beach which has some nice seats

A must do visit

Mark B,
If you come to Northumbria you must visit Holy Island. Be sure to check the tide times but the drive out over the causeway is fun. The Priory is a ruin but the view from the hill overlooking it gives a good understanding of how it was. Still plenty of stonework to see. The parish church next door is worth a visit too. Plenty of information available



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