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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Family Ticket - £14.50


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Interesting history

Really interesting to learn about the history of lindisfarne at the museum and to explore the priory. We had a lovely sunny day so all better.

Full of history!

DQShaw, York, Maine
We were part of a tour group. Loved the place, so much history and digs were in progress while we were there. Very well done in the museum. Being a history buff and Viking fan this was a must see for me. I wish we could of spent more time there.

Evocative visit

Bruno C, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A great trip carried out at twilight. Full of history and a great location. Archaeological dig still ongoing behind the priory that will hopefully bring even richer finds. Stunning location and certainly worth the trip. Fantastic views. Doing this in the evening was really evocative, however some could consider it scary, but we loved it. It was a serene atmosphere but very atmospheric. The adjacent church is also worth a visit. We certainly will be revisiting.

A great bit of history

ukred_sox, Redditch, United Kingdom
My wife and I visited here on a last min trip whilst traveling back to the midlands from Edinburgh. It was a great site and we really enjoyed it! Well worth a visit!! My only grumble is, as a history teacher, the visitors centre doesn’t even mention the Viking attack on the island!!


salann, Stowmarket, United Kingdom
A wonderful island to visit . I felt it was very spiritual, theweather was not good the day we went . Always remember to keep an eye on the tide ime , when we crossed the causeway returning to main land it was still over an hour till tide starts coming in and the road was covering in water ....



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