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Lindisfarne Priory

TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank MOG808
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Lino L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Soo C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you come to Northumbria you must visit Holy Island. Be sure to check the tide times but the drive out over the causeway is fun. The Priory is a ruin but the view from the hill overlooking it gives a good understanding of how...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Nosliwoj
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank steve m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Peach P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Cleaver_Jones
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Jillian D
This may seem like a silly question - but do we walk or drive across to the island? Also, am I correct in thinking that my dog can come too? Thanks
3 June 2017|
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Response from stevebG6121BX | Reviewed this property |
You can do both but clearly need to consult the Tide Chart well in advance. Also, no problem in taking your dog - hope you both enjoy the visit as it's well worth it!
we plan on visiting on the 26th on crossing times it says safe crossing time is till 13 25 how long dose it take to get from main car park to get back over the causeway is 4 hours long enough to eat look round and visit priory and castle
14 May 2017|
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Response from keithlindsey | Reviewed this property |
so if the last safe crossing time is 13.25 then to have 4 hours on the island you should be going over to the island no later than 9.25 am thus giving you 4 hours over there so you can cross back before 13.25 its only a... More
Amanda S
When is the island the most crowded?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Michcam35 | Reviewed this property |
During the summer months and school holiday - summer holidays are from mid July to early September. Try to visit while the Puffins are on the island - after mid March