Lindisfarne Castle and Lindisfarne Priory

Holy Island – Lindisfarne Castle and Priory

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Lindisfarne castle and priory

Travel to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne across the dramatic causeway, a journey that will linger in your memory forever.

Lindisfarne Castle

The picturesque site of Lindisfarne Castle has attracted and inspired for generations, from a historic fort to the summer house of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a peaceful getaway from London.

The ancient fort is both hidden and highlighted by the refurbishment by Arts and Crafts architect Edwin Lutyens, which also overlooks Gertrude Jekyll’s lovely walled garden and the unexpected grandeur of the Lime Kilns, an imposing and stunning reminder of Lindisfarne’s industrial history.

Lindisfarne Priory

You’ll find even more beauty around Holy Island, where ancient monks built their priory nearly 1,400 years ago. You can explore this fascinating museum and learn about the Viking raids, the cult of St Cuthbert, and the beautiful Lindisfarne Gospels.

Other things to do here include wandering the priority ruins as you take in the island views, browsing the shop, or driving along the tidal causeway.

Make the most of your trip and browse our Northumberland travel guide for more tips…

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