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Review of Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed February 3, 2013

a beautifull place to visit ,will go back would like to stay on island for a weekend, maybe when the weather is a bit warmer.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Visited for two days in December. The priory was open on one of these days and is very much worth seeing, as is the 12th century parish church next door. Unfortunately the castle was closed throughout our stay: I'm completely puzzled why the National Trust can find the staff to open a rather boring shop in Lindisfarne village, but cannot find the staff to open the nearby castle.

We also went on two 3 hour walks around the Island, which we enjoyed very much. The views over the nearby Farne islands were particularly memorable.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

We took a lovely walk round holy island on new years day. it was bright and a lovely place to see. the castle was closed but the walk around the island was a delight to see

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

The table said crossing times were from 10.20, but vehicles came off the island an hour before that, and we ventured across at 09.30 to get an early place in the (pay at meter) carpark. We went to the post office where we sat outside and had a bacon roll and coffee for 2 at £9.70. Then we went to the visitor centre and also bought a guide book. It was a beautiful day, and we walked to the castle and bought crab sandwiches 2 at £5. folowing that we walked around to Emmanuel Head, and swiftly back to the village in showers. we looked in to the NHS shop and other shops making some purchases.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Holy Island is connected to the mainland by a tarmac road but the island is tidal so you need to check the tide times carefully before your visit. We only had about two hours to walk around but made the best use of our time. We wandered down to the castle and looked back at Bamburgh Castle in the distance. We then walked up the hill in front of the priory so as to see into it. Both the castle and priory were closed as our visit was in November.

Don't miss the old church. A group of monks were in full song when we arrived which really brought the church to life.

This is a very special island with fabulous views whichever way you look. Definitely don't miss this visit even if your trip has to be short because of the tide times!!

Thank KilbroganHouse
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