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Lindisfarne Priory

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English Heritage is a Charitable Trust taking care of over 400 historic sites throughout England. Lindisfarne Priory is one of these very precious sites. A substantial site where almost 1400 years ago St. Aidan, brought here by King Oswald, chose...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Lindisfarne Priory Museum Church Lane, TD15 2RX, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2014

Before setting off for an attraction, most people check the opening and closing times. But tourists visiting the Holy Island of Lindisfarne also have to consult tide tables. That's because the only way to get there is via a causeway and the causeway can only...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Holy Island is a very lovely place to visit, but if you are in a wheelchair please be aware of problems. There is a very large car park on your left where you can get a small bus to take you down into the village....More

17  Thank Nuthernuts
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All reviews tide times car park english heritage beautiful island high tide worth a visit national trust check the tide tables crossing times steeped in history safe crossing st cuthbert lovely place to visit parish church information boards sunny day small museum
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good interpretive exhibition in the visitor’s centre. We’re here in November on a bright sunny morning so quiet and beautifully set. Good interpretation on site. A gorgeous ruin in a beautiful location on the island. Definitely worth a visit.

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your great review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive across the causeway was amazing, even though it was between tides, it was still flooded in places which added to the trip. The car park is a bit if a walk up to the main part of Lindisfarne, however, there is Disabled Parking...More

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CAMLindisfarnePriory, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great review. We who work at the priory think a short film would be great too. Unfortunately space is very limited for us and we strive to the best with what is available.

Reviewed 1 week ago

was a bit disappointed really. The drive across the causeway is the best part of the trip.The car park is a good walk up to the town centre. Residents only cars drive into town. place full of overpriced tea rooms. The castle is good to...More

Thank holidayman1996
Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review.. I am sorry that your experience was so negative. I can only reply for the Priory (referred to as 'Castle ruins' I think) as this is the review page for Lindisfarne Priory. Very sorry that you were so disappointed with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ruins and visitor centre should be visited together to fully appreciate the site and Holy Island’s place in history. It is amazing to think that somewhere still so remote was so important. Very helpful English Heritage staff.

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! A lovely, lovely review for us. So pleased you enjoyed your visit and the important place in history the Priory holds.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You first purchase your tickets at the little museum/gift shop where you will see a timeline regarding when the priory was in use. Then you can go through the churchyard to the priory itself. It is fascinating and there are some interesting features remaining although...More

Thank PavlH
Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your really nice review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit to Lindisfarne Priory. I am sure potential visitors will also find your review most interesting and helpful.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never been here before and if you love history you won't be disappointed - also visited the museum and church.

Thank bobjansteward
Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. History lover's dream place isn't it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and 5yr old son. Easy, interesting and enjoyable walk round the priory which took 30mins max. Well kept and very picturesque but the entrance fee was steep.More

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. So pleased that you found the Priory and Museum/Exhibition and enjoyable experience. We can assure you that the whole of your entrance fee is much appreciated and is used for the upkeep of such an important historical site. If you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were surprised that there was a charge for admission to this attraction. Nothing much to see, just a bunch of information boards and a building in ruins.More

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry your visit to the historical Priory ruins and the museum/exhibition were disappointing. As a charity English Heritage are committed to preserving sites such as this. We are ever thankful to visitors who contribute to this work by paying the admission fee or buying...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing to visit a place with over 1500 years of history and an important site in the history of Christianity in the United Kingdom. The priory is now in ruins and probably doesn't have the same spiritual meaning as it once did. Although there is...More

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It is amazing to walk through the history of Lindisfarne Island. Hopefully you will return sometime soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place but quite busy on a nice day. Well worth a visit if you are on the island. Great to see the site being preserved.

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Christine M, Historic Property Steward at Lindisfarne Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Great that you enjoyed your visit. Yes it does get extremely busy depending on the time of year. We do appreciate all our visitors because without you we wouldn't be able to carry on preserving the Priory for years to come.

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wendyfoster
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Response from thesetter | Reviewed this property |
You can; although visitors are encouraged to park outside the town, there are car park facilities nearer.
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Response from Cornishchuckle | Reviewed this property |
Hello JaninJapan Thank you for your comment it is always nice to get feedback and provide up go date info for fellow travellers. I am a little perplexed by your observation that I have posted my review incorrectly as my... More
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Sara E
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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
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