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Lindisfarne Priory

TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Reviewed yesterday

Although the castle is closed for renovation, the ruined priory and its museum are well worth a visit. You can buy a guide book but there are some signs telling what the rooms would have been in the priory grounds. The museum is small but...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to see the castle but it is closed, and will be for sometime. The priory was inetresting as was the church nearby. It does need more information boards to tell the story

Thank PBPG
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing visit. Weather helped as it was gorgeous sunshine. Lots to do and see. Great walks and facilities. A must when visiting Northumberland.

Thank KcharlesC59
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have waited a long time to visit the main hub of the Christian faith and we were not disappointed. Man people there yet peace was all around. Simply wonderful.

Thank ages698
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Holy Island is a unique and a very spiritual place. The drive over the causeway is an experience and you feel you are going somewhere special, just be aware of the tides. The priory is small and in ruins but still very atmospheric. The museum...More

Thank TheAsiaphiles
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne's modest population of less than 200 people welcomes over 650,000 visitors a year. I have wanted to visit this centre of early Celtic Christianity. What a marvelous time we had. We were welcomed warmly. We came by boat and were...More

Thank Clanmother
Reviewed 6 days ago

Why they're showing a picture of the castle is beyond me...it has its own site reviews on here and it's CLOSED for 2017 and 2018 for refurbishment...HUGE let down! All visiotrs to Holy Island must park in the lot on the left coming. If you...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed looking around the priory ruins, there were some children being christened when we were there, quite an interesting museum. you must be aware of the tide times the causeway floods at high water.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting the priory with my family! Fantastic ruins which my girls loved looking around. It's really impressive and would have been magnificent in its day. Very friendly staff. It's a shame the castle was covered in scaffolding

Thank Cheryll H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over by car and made sure we were acquainted with the tide times as the island can only be reached by a causeway at low tide. There is a car park just outside the village. The village has a post office, various cafes,...More

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Sara E
5 July 2017|
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Response from SueWestYorkshire_10 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding was that it's closed completely until October but don't worry about it spoiling your visit, the priory is worth visiting and there are plenty of walks with nice scenery, admire the views from high up or go... More
Jillian D
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!
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