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)


Ticketing and entry prices for Lindisfarne Priory

Type Entry for Guide price
per ticket
Concession 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket

Family Ticket - £14.50


Dates & times for Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island

From To
Times between 02/01/2018 and 11/02/2018
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed10:00 - 16:00
Thu10:00 - 16:00
Fri10:00 - 16:00
Sat10:00 - 16:00
Times between 12/02/2018 and 16/02/2018
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon10:00 - 16:00
Tue10:00 - 16:00
Wed10:00 - 16:00
Thu10:00 - 16:00
Fri10:00 - 16:00
Sat10:00 - 16:00
Times between 17/02/2018 and 29/03/2018
Sun10:00 - 16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed10:00 - 16:00
Thu10:00 - 16:00
Fri10:00 - 16:00
Sat10:00 - 16:00

Please note that our opening hours can vary slightly at short notice due the changing tide times. The causeway floods at high tide so it is very important to check the tide times before crossing. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Closed 24-26 December; 31st December

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Fantastic day

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

Stunningly Beautiful

Sue A, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
We visited on a gorgeous, though cold, autumn day. There were few visitors, which just enhanced the experience more. The staff at the visitor centre were very helpful and welcoming. If I have a criticism at all it would be the lack of information boards around the site. And an audio tour would be helpful. But it's an amazing place - highly recommended.

Lindisfarne - a must see

Irvine-SoA, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
A priory and an Abbey - two separate attractions operated by two organisations i.e English Heritage and then the National Trust - why don't they get their act together and make a joint charge? We drove across the causeway but.... firstly as you enter the causeway there is a small car park and a pull in where the tide tables are displayed... you MUST read these to work out when to go, and importantly when to leave so that you are not then stranded. Otherwise it is a five minute drive to the car park and a ten minute walk to the sites. Another MUST - if at all in doubt, take wet weather gear, it is very exposed and the weather changes quickly.

Interesting visit with the added small museum

Carole W, Clowne, United Kingdom
Looked round the museum beforehand which was very informative. Quite surprised that the income of the Priory in the 1300 being £200 which would amount to a small fortune in todays money terms. Lindisfarne Priory is a ruin like most places but you could get a feel of things by walking around and looking at the various signage.

A good exhibition and a fascinating ruin

Robert M, West Hallam
I was on Holy Island for around four hours, and after walking just about all the way around the coast line I returned to the village and visited the priory. An excellent exhibition provided by English Heritage, after which you are free to stroll around the ruined priory. Well worth a visit.



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