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
Stunning island ...stunning displays
happywanderer1960, Carnoustie, United Kingdom
Was a bit weary of wat was gonna find at holy island but once actually parked car and start wandering i was totally taken back with the whole island and every thing on it The place is tended by the english heritage and it is absolutly stunning Well worth the distance travelled and well worth rhe money Plenty food outlets.on the island and the price is excellent in all of them Displays and sacred buildings out off this world .. Staff all over the island a rribute to there employers ..very helpfull and very knowledgeable of the task they full fill 5 ☆☆☆☆☆ all over
Tropicus, Southampton, United Kingdom
The English Heritage Centre which looks after the Priory on Lindisfarne has done a good job of explaining the history of the place - going back to St Cuthbert and St Aydon. There is so much information. And then, the visit to the Priory itself is very real as there has been some good restoration. The stone is a lovely colour and because most rooms are marked out still, it is very easy to imagine how things were in the Priory. The Church of St Mary the Virgin is next to the site and well worth a visit too. Views from the Priory are wonderful.
David R, Smethwick, United Kingdom
You get to Holy Island along the causeway which is a decent length of a drive. Park outside the village and be careful - there are traffic wardens so make sure you pay - £3.50 is the cheapest and that is 3 hours. A short walk through the village and to the left is the Priory. It is English Heritage so if a member it is free. Enter and it is just stunning - the sheer size of what was the Abbey is incredulous. Great views also towards the castle which can be reached via a shuttle bus from the car park. English Heritage also have a very informative exhibition indoors about the Priory. Keep a watch on the time though as you will be stranded on the island for 7-8 hours if you miss the tide.
The whole island is lovely. You must check the tide times before you set off. The admission charge is for the Museum/Exhibition and the Priory ruins. It's worth it if you want a detailed history and it's a Charity so I guess they need funds for the care and preservation. However, many people will enjoy just walking around it and you get superb views from the top.
Ozziegrandma, London, United Kingdom
I was expecting something special and I wasn’t disappointed. Magnificent architecture and the history unfolds for you by way of strategically placed plaques. As the day wore on the colours changed giving new aspects to the ruins. We were lucky, it wasn’t busy so lots of time to sit and wonder. Magnificent views out to the estuary. There is a pub nearby and cafes, so you are well captured for. A little pricey perhaps but well worth it.