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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|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
Family Ticket - £14.50
PRICES INCLUDE GIFT AID
|Times between 25/02/2017 and 31/03/2017|
THE SITE IS CLOSED 24-26 DECEMBER 2016 and 1 JANUARY 2017
Dogs / pets allowed
Great place to explore
JHolliday186534, Glasgow, United Kingdom
A pilgrimage for the early christians, the priory is definitely worth a visit if combined with other attractions in the area. Staff are very helpful and informative and a great place for children to spend some energy.
Day visit to Lindisfarne
Vera S, Chapel St. Leonards, United Kingdom
Spent the day on Lindisfarne and found it very interesting and the priory is definately worth a visit if you are on the Island
Peter C, Wellington, New Zealand
Lindisfarne Priory was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in England and it is still a place of pilgrimage today. The priory ruins are a great place to wander through, very peaceful and relaxing with fantastic views of Lindisfarne Castle. The ruins are spectacular and there are very good information panels that explain the abbey's history. Lindisfarne Priory is an English Heritage site and well worth a visit.
Lovely place to visit in off-season
gerson v, Freising, Germany
The whole island of Lindesfarne is full of enjoyments and especially in winter months, when you can join the sun rise alone over the flood plains and have the ruins and church kind of for yourself and the local community. Really nice people and really interesting museum telling you once again the whole background story. It also offers lot of nice souvenirs. The grounds are relatively easy to enter and one does not really have to visit the museum for payment, but hey!, that would be really rude and the people deserve some earnings too in these months. We really liked it.
A stunning historic place.
ianforsyth8, Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
The calm walk through the ruins offer a mesmeric insight into how the Priory may have functioned in its prime. Moreover, the beautiful natural surroundings extend this sense of peace and harmony, which is in stark contrast to the invasion from Nordic neighbours.The accompanying information boards were most helpful and dovetailed nicely with the museum sited nearby. This is a stunning historic place of interest and a must see for all. The views are out of this world and a real bonus whilst walking around.