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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. With our custom trip planner, Holy Island attractions like Lindisfarne Priory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Went to holy island was very cold windy and rainy but braved the elements. Disappointed that the castle is closed till end of march. Shops were ok tho and staff friendly 
  • The Priory was lovely to visit and the Church was open. Its a shame most of the shops and attractions were closed. If you want to see the puffins then go from mid March to mid August. The Castle is al...  more »
  • Lovely place, lots to see and do, lots of history! Lovely walks, and shops, and fab driving up to it! Definitely worth a day out there. 
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  • Brilliant place to visit. Plenty of gift shops and cafes. Be prepared to spend a few hours here.
  • Lots of history, fantastic area to visit castle was closed due to renovations, be careful with the tides as you can end up spending longer than you had planned for
  • Surprisingly small with a very small museum and not much information actually in the priory itself. Still historically significant and interesting.
  • This was a great place to visit for the day. Make sure you check the tide schedules the day before and allow enough time to also see the castle! The history and age of this place is amazing, and definitely worth a visit. The priory and ruins don't take long to look around, but the town has a few gift shops that you can go look in when you're done at the priory.
  • Good museum and historical site, just admission is a little more than I'd want to pay for what you get.