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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

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Address: TD15 2SE, England
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Visited the island yesterday,and although it was really cold we had a good day. Only a couple of shops were open but very friendly and helpful. The views from walking round the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the island yesterday,and although it was really cold we had a good day. Only a couple of shops were open but very friendly and helpful. The views from walking round the island were amazing. The priory was closed but you could still see it, castle was worth a visit as well as one of the local pubs ( ship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It's a great trip in its own right to traverse the tidal causeway and once on Holy island you're up against the tidal clock to get back! Large car park and a 5 minute walk to the village and then there's lots to see and do. The ruined monastery and st Aidan's statue are only a two minute walk and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

An amazing place to visit. Such lovely views and walks. Watching the grey seals and birds in the February sunshine. Visited St Marys chapel which was emotional but the Priory was closed which didn't matter as you could see most of it from the cliff. A truly amazing and beautiful place to visit and will certainly go back. I guess... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We came for the day in February which turned out to be a lovely day. Not too many tourists. Good for bird watching and seal spotting. We enjoyed going in the castle, fully furnished rooms, could be lived in as not a ruin. We saw the priory from the outside as it was closed, but you can see it all... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There are very few more beautiful places to visit in the UK than this lovely island off the coast of Northumberland. You can only access at low tide by road, which in itself is interesting. On a winters day, the place was very peaceful,without the hoards of tourists you see in the summer.

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

So many people opt for the Lake District. It is a nice place. But just as nice is Northumbria and it's nowhere near as crowded. There's all kinds of scenery, castles, wildlife etc. The jewel in the crown is Lindisfarne. It's magical that we have to time our visits across the causeway at low tide. Take a picnic and drinks... More 

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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything the scenery the people the wildlife all in all what is there to dislike. Lucky with the weather also

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If I could choose to live anywhere I'd like, Lindisfarne would be in my top 5. I first came here on a retreat during a volunteer and returned whenever I could: for another retreat, for camp cleaning, to work at a camp. This tiny little island is packed with things to do: the castle, exploring the old lime areas, walking... More 

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Epernon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lindisfarne was brilliant, the views are incredible and the whole island was very peaceful, clean and venerable. My only issues were with the parking - pay and display, overpayment accepted, no change given, in a muddy field - and the gift shop's wares were too tacky to offer as gifts, but the ice cream and fudge went a long way... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I can see why this became a hot spot for pilgrims, it's just so beautiful. Crossing the causeway at low tide we parked outside the village as asked and walked the short distance in to it. A small community live here and make their money from the various little coffee shops and eateries and they work hard for their livelihood.... More 

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