The presence of God can really be felt in these well preserved ruins that mark the beginnings of Christianity in England. There are boards that map out what the various partitions were used for. There are great photo opportunities.
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The priory ruins can be observed a lot from the outside especially from the knoll where the lookout is. We thought the charge to go into the ruins itself was a bit excessive from what we could see.
The museum display and shop on site are very well done, informative and interesting! The priory is superbly maintained with staff on site to help and each area has signs and information points. A good place to visit!! (This isn't the castle which is scaffolded...More
Managed by English Heritage so there is an entrance charge. Nice shop St Aidens Winery around the corner has some nicer stuff. Priory grounds are accessed via the church graveyard. Nice exhibition space if it's wet Also go through the graveyard to the church which...More
Tickets for English Heritage visitors Centre also allow admission to the Priory. The church adjoining is free admission and you can see the priory grounds if walking along the Heugh. Very good to discover the history and artefacts from the priory prior to wandering the...More
The visit to lindisfarne was to be the highlight of our weeks holiday in the borders. After a very tiring drive we arrived at holy island, space found in reasonably priced car park, with plenty of causeway warning. We both wondered what the enormous corrugated...More
One of our party was in a wheelchair and the people here were so helpful, unlocking an access gate so we could enter without using steps. The signage at the priory is excellent so it is easy to understand the layout and when different parts...More
That's not a photo of the priory - that's the castle, but no matter as both were closed to the public for renovation anyway. Nevertheless, I thought the whole experience was marvelous and would thoroughly recommend it.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne defies description. It is best reached by walking across the sands on the pilgrim path (it takes about 90 minutes and is best done in bare feet, because the sand is wet). There is much to see: the castle on...More