Lindisfarne Priory

Holy Island
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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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Its a very atmospheric ruin.

Stuart W,
Its a very atmospheric ruin best viewed when it's quiet in evening light. If the tide is out go past the Priory to the beach and listen to the seals "singing".

A lot of ruins.

R8011905, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
You can either pay to go into the ruins itself or stand outside in the church area and look in. if you want a detailed information on this you need to use the English Heritage information provided at the entrance. We were happy to stand on the mound and look down to get an idea of the priory itself.

Interesting history.

Teacoaster, London, United Kingdom
Very well presented. Very much a ruin, but the information around the area lets you imagine what it would have been like. Plenty of photo opportunities.

Stunning island ...stunning displays

happywanderer1960, Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Was a bit weary of wat was gonna find at holy island but once actually parked car and start wandering i was totally taken back with the whole island and every thing on it The place is tended by the english heritage and it is absolutly stunning Well worth the distance travelled and well worth rhe money Plenty food outlets.on the island and the price is excellent in all of them Displays and sacred buildings out off this world .. Staff all over the island a rribute to there employers ..very helpfull and very knowledgeable of the task they full fill 5 ☆☆☆☆☆ all over

Beautifully explained

Tropicus, Southampton, United Kingdom
The English Heritage Centre which looks after the Priory on Lindisfarne has done a good job of explaining the history of the place - going back to St Cuthbert and St Aydon. There is so much information. And then, the visit to the Priory itself is very real as there has been some good restoration. The stone is a lovely colour and because most rooms are marked out still, it is very easy to imagine how things were in the Priory. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is next to the site and well worth a visit too. Views from the Priory are wonderful.



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