Lindisfarne Priory

Holy Island
TD15 2RX

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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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A must visit as part of the lindisfarne experience.

stephendevine, Wokingham, United Kingdom
A must visit as part of the lindisfarne experience. First a visit to the museum to set the scene and then a walk around the priory ruins which are fairly extensive. Managed by English Heritage and therefore free admission for members. The ancient church alongside the priory is also worth a visit.

A visit to Holy Island

sandrac58, Sunderland, United Kingdom
we were visiting holy island and walked down to the priory. it's expensive to go in for what is there, you can see most of it from the church without having to pay to enter. however the ruins of the priory are quite stunning. obviously steeped in history.

Good Museum and Ruins

Cliff J, London, United Kingdom
The experience at Lindisfarne Priory is in two parts - the ruins and the museum. Lindisfarne Priory and museum are run by Engligh Heritage and there is a cost to enter if you are not a member. Make sure you go round the museum first to get the background to the history of the Priory as this will help you interpret the ruins.

Nice bit of history!

XMatonaX, Broughton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed visiting here and learnt some history of Henry VIII here too which was interesting! If near the area worth a visit!


Lynne M,
Disappointed for the price paid. Display was ok. Not alot of people were paying to get into the site after looking through the gateway to view part of the Priory.



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