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
Angie K, Hornsea, United Kingdom
Have visited before, just love the tranquility here. Was disappointed thepat they have now made it payable to enter the Priory grounds. A ticket for the museum covers entry but as I had limited time and just wanted a couple of photos £7.20 seemed a little steep. Entry to the church was free and managed to walk behind the priory for some nice shots.
Well maintained with good info boards
ColDogMacK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The ruins are well maintained by English Heritage and have a good number of information boards and signs to help you see the priory as it once was. Main thing is to ensure you know the high tide times. You can get on and off the island up to 2 hours before high tide or from 3 hours after.
An interesting building with good information boards. I was expecting it to feel more spiritual given its history, it wasn't a busy day but it's location isn't remote which I'd imagined. Quite expensive if not a member (EH), can get a good view of it from the surrounding paths if you didn't want to pay.
marianm360, Fife, United Kingdom
Fascinating & so much history & beauty. Such a magical setting, overlooking the sea & Lindisfarne castle. Could have spent much longer there if the tides allowed.
Lindisfarne.. a viking returns
Icemann99, Trondheim, Norway
We arrived this time on the highway, on low water, and not with long ships from the other side, as the first time. Suppose our visit was more welcome than that in 793. It was the idyll that ruled here now. And the weather was unusually great, with blue skies and little wind. The seals, which have the largest colony in Europe here, sunbathe on some of the sandbanks on the inside of the island. If you stop and look at the road over to the island, you are sure to notice the tower that was midway. If you come too late and the water is flooding the road, there is a small hideaway with a roof and telephone line. There are often rescue operations because not everyone cares to check when it is best to drive over. It costs up to 1500 pounds to get hold of your car if it floats away. Something to think about... If you go the pilgrim trail there are some bars next to the road that show where it is. There is also a tower, but these have neither roof nor telephone line.