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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

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Address: TD15 2SE, England
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Walks, castle , cafe's. Lots of seals on the sandbanks and you could hear them cooing and moaning. The castle was well worth a visit. You have to pay extra for the Priory as it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Carlisle, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Of course, if you want to see the castle or the priory ruins, you will come to Lindisfarne, but otherwise there's nothing to recommend it. You get no sense of being on an island, and Lindisfarne village is just like any of a dozen other Northumbrian villages -- apart from the vast car park and the numerous cafés, hotels and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Walks, castle , cafe's. Lots of seals on the sandbanks and you could hear them cooing and moaning. The castle was well worth a visit. You have to pay extra for the Priory as it is english heritage.

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High Peak, Derbyshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We planned our trip to coincide with the best tide window to cross the causeway 10.00am to 5.00pm. We visited the ruins of the Priory, which is English Heritage owned, and carries an entrance fee of £5.00 per head for concessions. Next we visited Lindisfarne Castle which was very interesting and had a very homely feel to it. The views... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

just how amazing this place is. Breathtaking views in every direction, incredible history and total peace and tranquility. I have only been back home for two days and already I am planning my next visit. Can not wait to return.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Holy Island was recommended to me by a friend when I asked the question, "if you had one day in the North East where would you go", and this was her choice of location. I was staying in Newcastle a fare distance South but the journey up by car from the city was very easy and the A1, which takes... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It was by far my favorite part of our trip to England. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful. All the locals were so friendly

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne 'Atmospheric'. I visited here with friends it is a place of healing; we stayed in a B&B the island is magical at night when most of the visitors have left the island. The Priory is beautiful and so peaceful. The scenery is stunning and the views a delight to see. The sea gets quite fierce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed at a nearby B&B and spend a few hours before checking in exploring the island. And what a beatiful island it is. It was a lovely and warm day with lots of visitors. We drove across and parked at the main village car park. We walked the entire island, passed the priory and the castle. Stunning scenery, coastline,... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Plenty of pubs, restaurants, tearooms and shops in the village itself. There is a little museum which is almost certainly worth a visit. The walk around the coastline is beautiful and makes you feel alive and free. The bird life is varied and the sparrows will eat out you hands.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to walk, watch the tides and sunsets and contemplate. Doggy heaven! To appreciate Lindisfarne you need to stay overnight and experience it as an island. A day trip can be very rushed depending on the tides. Walking the Pilgrims Way across the sand is now on my bucket list and I must return!

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