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
Frank S, Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Worth seeing this famous site. You can certainly see how vulnerable it was to attack from the sea & thus to the Vikings.
Not to be missed
FlyingEmmit, Devon, United Kingdom
Steeped in history, and the ruined Priory and churchyards are well worth a visit. The castle is still being renovated, and as a result was disappointing with nothing to see really. The real horror of our visit was the absolutely disgustingly ancient stinking gents toilet block outside the Crossman Hall. Totally unacceptable for tourists in 2018. The worst we saw in Northumberland. Perhaps the Gods could order a bolt of lightning to demolish it... That or a JCB.
Interesting ruined priory
Ludders_11, Gravesend, United Kingdom
I found this an interesting place to visit, being interested in this period of history. There are adequate information boards to support the interesting information centre with numerous artefacts. Make sure you get the tides right, or else you will regret it! There are numerous places to eat and drink on the island. In fact it all seemed to be a tourist trap. Making money out of the tourists seems to be a priority? And boy, were there many visitors on the day in September I visited. The car park is large and was full when we left at 1pm.
Finally got here
christel, Seaford, United Kingdom
It has been my desire to visit this place for very many years so very delighted get there at last. Museum explains history of Priory very well and the ruins are so atmospheric. The dig at the end was icing on the cake. Loved it.
a very disappointing trip
149ceceliad, Balloch, United Kingdom
although I did enjoy the priory , I did not enjoy the rest of the visit to Holy Island. There were ample eateries and drinks outlets. The worst thing there were the TOILETS, which were disgusting; out of date and definitely in need of a clean - for a tourist location it was not for me.