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Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island

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Lindisfarne Priory stands as a tidal island that becomes cut-off from England twice a day. A quaint location with a tiny population of 160 people, the island contains natural wonder and a rich, if not bloody history. "The Holy Island of Lindisfarne" survived a bloodthirsty and murderous attack on the monastery from the Vikings in 793 CE. If you like nature and serenity, spend some time walking, bird-watching, or fishing in the remote northern part of the island. If you prefer religion, history, or the arts, visit the monastery and the 16th-century castle, both of which are located on the southern part of the island. Remember to check the tides before you access the island, especially if you intend to visit for only one day. Make Lindisfarne Priory part of your personalized Holy Island itinerary using our Holy Island day trip planning tool.
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  • Stunning setting on Lindisfarne. Beautiful architecture, and an important historical place in English history. Warm pink stone. 
    Stunning setting on Lindisfarne. Beautiful architecture, and an important historical place in English history. Warm pink stone.  more »
  • After seeing the Priory on Abandoned engineering we decided to visit. So beautiful. The views are amazing and lots of history on the island. 
    After seeing the Priory on Abandoned engineering we decided to visit. So beautiful. The views are amazing and lots of history on the island.  more »
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  • If you visit Lindisfarne this is must visit, plenty to see and friendly staff
  • Lovely day out. Hot, but there was a nice breeze. The museum is very interesting, the priory is lovely & the shop is great. The dog was allowed in the whole lot. Then lunch at the Manor House next door. Also dog friendly inside & out.

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