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)


Ticketing and entry prices for Lindisfarne Priory

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Concession 1
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Child 1
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Family Ticket - £14.50


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Lindisfarne day trip

holidayman1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
was a bit disappointed really. The drive across the causeway is the best part of the trip.The car park is a good walk up to the town centre. Residents only cars drive into town. place full of overpriced tea rooms. The castle is good to see in the flesh , but was shut to tourists when i was there. Castle ruins etc overpriced too , not worth coughing up for. The English Garden was a bit wild and overgrown , admittedly summer was over but some Autumn color would be nice. .The field up to the garden was absolutely covered in sheep dung , not pleasant to walk on by any stretch of the imagination. ! The shops cashing in on the tourist. I spent 60 quid on mead , got carried away. Would I go back ? probably for the causeway drive but i would take my own packed lunch and my electric bike.

Another Northumbrian gem

KMc528789, Bury, United Kingdom
The ruins and visitor centre should be visited together to fully appreciate the site and Holy Island’s place in history. It is amazing to think that somewhere still so remote was so important. Very helpful English Heritage staff.

Interesting ruins of the priory

PavlH, Berkshire, England
You first purchase your tickets at the little museum/gift shop where you will see a timeline regarding when the priory was in use. Then you can go through the churchyard to the priory itself. It is fascinating and there are some interesting features remaining although a lot has disintegrated. The site is a reasonable size and when we went there were a few people who just looked over the fence rather than paying for admission. There is a lot more to be seen inside the fence so it's worth the entrance money. If you are immobile, you may find it a little tough in places but there are a couple of ramps so that a lot can be seen. Altogether, an interesting ruin.

Brillent place to visit

bobjansteward, Norwich, United Kingdom
Had never been here before and if you love history you won't be disappointed - also visited the museum and church.

Lovely but overpriced

HGM14, Dundee
Visited with my husband and 5yr old son. Easy, interesting and enjoyable walk round the priory which took 30mins max. Well kept and very picturesque but the entrance fee was steep.



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