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Lindisfarne Priory

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Address: TD15 2SE, England (Formerly The Holy Island of Lindisfarne)
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+44 1289 389230
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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First of all, check the time of the tides. Had a very nice day on this tiny island even though it was very windy but sunny. We walked around the island and the views were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, check the time of the tides. Had a very nice day on this tiny island even though it was very windy but sunny. We walked around the island and the views were great, unfortunately both the castle and priory were closed but we were able to walk right up to them, there is a nice church by... More 

Thank jayzed666
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to holy island was very cold windy and rainy but braved the elements. Disappointed that the castle is closed till end of march. Shops were ok tho and staff friendly

Thank Lesley C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Priory was lovely to visit and the Church was open. Its a shame most of the shops and attractions were closed. If you want to see the puffins then go from mid March to mid August. The Castle is also closed until spring 2018.

1 Thank Michcam35
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, lots to see and do, lots of history! Lovely walks, and shops, and fab driving up to it! Definitely worth a day out there.

Thank Possesibling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

It was a crisp cold sunny day, perfect for a trip to Holy Island. The views were magnificent across to Bamburgh Castle. The four year old loved exploring and the exercise and fresh air did him the world of good. Same goes for the rest of us really! You do need good weather if you come up here at this... More 

1 Thank Lynda R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Great for a short break. Suitable for families. Don't forget to plan your day and check the tides! Great photo opportunities, especially from the Heugh area at sun rise.

Thank rollontheweekend
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Lovely island steeped in history. Check the tide tables carefully or your stay might be longer than you think. Parking is restricted so best to park in the main car park on your left, costs a couple of quid but well worth it if you are there for a while.

2 Thank Ian D
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I've visited a couple of times now it's such a lovely little place. Big car park, toilets, lovely gift shops - some selling usual quirky items. Castle is worth a visit you can see for miles! The kids can run free along the beach area and explore. Just make sure you check the tide times I wouldn't fancy getting stuck... More 

Thank caravancouple2014
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

If you enjoy the sea and the open air type of place then this is the one for you. You ought to check on high tide times before going over the causeway, just to be sure when you want to be there. For us, we've been several times over the years and our best visit was when we crossed the... More 

Thank Dennis A
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

First things first. If you are planning a visit to the island, you need to view the tide tables before setting off, as the causeway that links the island to the mainland is covered by the tide twice a day. The island itself has a small community where you will find, gift shops, pubs serving food, and historic sites to... More 

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