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
Beautiful and evocative ruin
inoble, Leeds, United Kingdom
A small but beautiful ruined priory on Holy Island. There is a shop and a small visitor centre with information and artefacts from the last 1400 years of history at the site. Remember to check tide times before journeying over the causeway. The Priory ruins are in an amazing setting and are exquistely weathered but the whole site (apart from the visitor centre) is very open and exposed to the elements on bad weather days. It's also a little expensive for such a small site at £7.50 per adult. Having said that, it's definitely still worth a visit.
Beautiful scenery, interesting afternoon
Holy Island is more than just an old ruin, there is a lovely village, castle, church, visitor centre as well as the old priory. The scenery walking from the church to the castle was beautiful and there was also a bagpipe player by the castle playing which added to the atmosphere. Well worth a visit whilst visiting Northumberland.
A must visit in the North East
derek t, newport
A great morning out thanks to the tide, wandering around the Lindisfarne Priory and the local church. A must visit when in this part of Britain.
Lovely afternoon visit
TheTaskers, Singapore, Singapore
A lovely visit, great place to spend a faw hours. Today there were several shows of minstrels playing ancient songs, singing in latin accompanied by traditional instruments. The three performers definately get 5 stars. However, the English Heritage only get three stars. Why didn't they advertise this event in the only one and main carpark so people could plan their visit to include the performances? Also the £19.50 entrance fee was a bit steep for what was available to see. Would reccomend a visit, walk through the museum first and take in the history of the place before you procede to the Priory.
Suraiya84, Manchester, United Kingdom
We visited the Museum and Priory on a lovely summer day and it was enjoyable especially exploration of the outdoor areas. We visited on a day that they had medieval performers singing music true to the age and this was a nice touch. The museum is limited but holds nice items and good historical facts about the area. The children loved exploring the ruins outdoors and taking pictures. It's a good attraction to see whilst on the island. Second to the imposing castle which unfortunately was scaffolded and cleared out presumably for renovation.