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Lindisfarne

NE67 5, England
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Brotton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Decided to go here on the spur of the moment, and the tide and weather were great, nice to walk around and take a picnic, though there are places to eat.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Many years since last visit. Now much more popular (and busy). Expect rain - that bit hasnt changed - there is little shelter on the island once it starts to rain. No shuttle to castle (which is a fair walk - especially with rain threat). Probably my last visit.

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Somerset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place! In spite of being busy which you would expect in August, Lindisfarne was well worth the visit. The castle was very interesting and quirky and you could imagine yourself snuggling up in front of the huge fireplaces. It isn't easily accessible for disabled people though as the paths are steep and cobbled and there are lots... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Not a lot to add to the many glowing reviews here. We only visited for two hours because of the tides but if we had realised how nice it was we would have planned to stay all day. In fact we are considering staying on the island for a short while in the future. We only visited the priory and... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Don't understand the previous reviewer.... how can you complain about how busy it is when you are there yourself???!! What is interesting about Holy Island is the fact that it is a nature reserve, and the history of the island is amazing. It does get very busy, but it's easy enough to get away from the crowds if you can... More

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Diss
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Made the hour drive from Amble to visit. Car park was massive and full! I have never seen so many people..it was like being a Glastonbury. Not very tranquil. I spoke to the 'happy' chappy at the tea van and he informed me this was a 'quiet' day! I cannot see what the attraction is with this place. Just total... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Holy Island is definitely worth a visit. You enter it by driving over the causeway, however it is a must to check the tide times as the tide does come in and cover the road making it impossible to drive on or off the island. We had a walk onto the causeway and onto the sand whilst the tide was... More

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Ripponden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Brave the tides for the Holy Island experience. Few little shops selling nice jewellery and gifts. Free shuttle bus to and from castle but doesn't take more than 15mins to walk and nice walk. We felt the monastery museum was expensive and actually if you walk round the church graveyard and up the hillside path to the lookout tower (which... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We walked over to Lindesfarne on a changing weather day in August. It's a beautiful quiet place with great coffee, at least one great restaurant, and at least one good hotel. To be there at every hour of the day is so worth it; the light in the morning is completely than it is at night? St Mary's is lovely... More

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Dalgety Bay ,Fife.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I visited "Holy Island" yesterday for a short 2 hour visit-I wish it had been longer!Despite being very busy on a warm August day, the whole island gives off an aura of peace and tranquillity.There are stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle on its rock and across the bay to Bamburgh Castle.The village is full of tea rooms and gift shops,... More

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