Lindisfarne is an Island and Village
on the northeast coast of England, 13
miles south of Berwick Upon Tweed, 57
miles north of Newcastle, often
referred to as the Holy Isle, or Holy
Isle of Lindisfarne.
Lindisfarne is popular for its
Priory, Museum, St Mary's Church,
Nature Reserve, and Castle.
Area Attractions Click on
The image top is of the Causeway you have
to cross to get to Lindisfarne, with the road
closed at High Tides.
On the outskirts of the Village is a huge
Car Park, with about a half mile walk from
there into Lindisfarne.
Mead is on the walk into the Village
centre, a Fortified Wine, claimed to be an
The Village centre has the Lindisfarne
Hotel, Manor House Hotel,
Crown and Anchor
Inn, and Ship Inn for
meals and drinks.
Priory is the main attraction in the
Village centre with a large Museum, founded
around 634 by the Irish monk Saint Aidan.
King Oswald of Northumbria had requested
Saint Aiden from Iona in
northwest Scotland to set up this place of
Worship, with the Island then becoming known
as the Holy Isle.
680s - Saint
Cuthbert was Bishop of Lindisfarne until
his death in 687.
875 - Vikings began taking over much of
Northumbria, leading to the Monks of
Lindisfarne fleeing with St Cuthbert's bones.
St Cuthbert's remains are now in Durham
1093 - after the Norman conquest of
England, Lindisfarne Priory was
re-established, with the building seen today
built from around that time.
1536 - King Henry VIII ended Catholic
worship in England, Wales and Ireland, with
him selling off much of their land and wealth
to fund Military Campaigns. This led to most
Abbeys and Priories falling into ruin.
St Mary's Church is next to Lindisfarne
Priory, with the first St Mary's here being
built of wood in the 600s. Much of the Church
seen today was built in the 1100s and
Castle is about half of a mile walk from
the Village. This Castle was built from 1550
with some of the stone taken from Lindisfarne
King Henry VIII ordered the Castle to be
built to help prevent invasions from
1901 - Edward Hudson, owner of Country
Life magazine, bought Lindisfarne Castle with
him having it converted to serve as his
1936 - Edward Hudson died.
1944 - the National
Trust took over Lindisfarne Castle to
serve as a visitor attraction.
National Nature Reserve is on the path
out to Lindisfarne Castle, wit a building
where you can set up high powered Cameras and
Binoculars. There is also a Nature Trail to