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)


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Family Ticket - £14.50


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Rude member of staff

TerraIncognito, Nottingham, England
A very nice (ruined) priory, with a small, but comprehensive museum explaining it's history. Unfortunately one of the female members of staff was very rude - having left piles of English Heritage magazines in the area with their leaflets, I was rudely informed on perusing one that they were for members only (I am actually a corporate member & politely told her I had no intention of walking off with one, I was just interested in their contents) - if you don't want people to pick them up, don't leave them in public areas - not the way to encourage non-members to join either.

Piece of history within arm's reach

Krzysztof H, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Charming place, well looked after. Beautiful setting for quiet contemplation, but very informative if you soak in everything that the museum has to offer. Very friendly and helpful staff. They can help you out with pretty much everything regarding Holy Island. Gift shop offers a wide selection of souvenirs if you're looking for some. I would recommend a visit.

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Pushti, Pontefract, United Kingdom
We only had a couple of hours because of the tides but what a place-so relaxing and calm. The priory is a must see. The drive over to the island over the causeway is quite exciting, consult the tide tables before you go. There is alot to see and do here but time is against you,.

Holy Island

exeman, Exeter, United Kingdom
First of all, in advance, make sure you have checked that the tide is low enough to let you over the causeway. Priory must have been quite something before its dilapidation.

Historically interesting

SBenfield, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lots of information about Holy Island and, the team are very knowledgeable. The location is very exposed so make sure you have walking boots and waterproofs. The church is also worth a visit.



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