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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Address: TD15 2SE, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Even though the sun was not shining that did not matter. The location is beautiful and even though the castle is not very big that did not matter. Theres is just something so magical about the place. You cant help but fall in love.

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northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It doesn't matter what time of year you visit this island, whether it is teeming with tourists or whether it is out of season, you will be blown away by this magical place. Away from the crowds, the beaches are vast expanses of sand without a soul to see. Yes, the castle is wonderful, the abbey is gorgeous, the village... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Holy Island is a great day out as long as you are able to work the tides to your advantage. There are some lovely walks around Holy Island, not a huge amount to do but all in all its still worth the trip across the causeway

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Shame that it was foggy and that the castle was not open, the harbour area was of interest and that it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Having checked the tide times carefully we visited the Priory and had a long walk around the island. Lindisfarne was one of the earliest centres of Christianity and a popular place for pilgrimage. The ruins of the Priory are still quite formidable and grant us a glimpse into their spiritual past. The Priory museum offers visitors a clear and interpretation... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This island is very special due to its particular Christian heritage. Formed from Iona, it is associated with the early Celtic Saints like St Aidan and St Cuthbert and this where Eadfrith wrote the famous Lindisfarne Gospels. There is a special Peace and Presence here especially in the three church buildings and around the ancient ruins of the Benedictine Priory... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This by far was one of the highlights of my 9 week holiday in Europe. With all the other sites to see close by like the Priory, Lindisfarne Castle and St Marys church right there prepare to have some time taken up and some very interesting facts to learn of the island. It is a beautiful island only available to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

plenty to see once you are up the steep hill but worth it when you get there even if you did not go into the castle plenty to see in the castle and outside the views are lovely and you are not far from berwick if you want a day shopping but remember the tide or you will end up... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Holy Island has lots to see and do. The Castle, Priory and church are all worth a visit, but the boats, beaches and tourist shops are all good. Mead is freely available and a large car park near the village entrance is good. Obviously visits must be built around the tides as the causeway floods and this can be in... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you looking at the history of northumberland this is the place to go. Check the sea tides before you go or you can get stuck on the island for a while.

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