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Holy Island, Northumberland, Visitor & Tourism Guide



A tidal island off the north east coast of England within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The island is also a National Nature Reserve.

The world famous Lindisfarne Gospels, which can be seen today in the British Library, were produced here around 700AD. A first monastery was built in the early seventh century but was later destroyed by Vikings. The castle visitors see today was built from the remains of this monastery.

A second monastery was built close to the village and this was destroyed during The Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Views south to Bamburgh Castle and west across the tidal waters to Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills.


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Lindisfarne Priory

Located in Holy Island, Northumberland, North East England, England

Less than a mile away.

The world famous Lindisfarne Gospels produced here around 700AD in honour of St Cuthbert. The Lindisfarne Gospels can be seen today in the British Library, London. First monastery built here in the early 7th century and...

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Lindisfarne Castle

Located in Holy Island, Northumberland, North East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Magnificently located National Trust castle on Holy Island. Views south to Bamburgh Castle and inland to the Cheviot Hills within Northumberland National Park. Small castle which is extremely popular. Within the Northumb...

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Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve

Located in Holy Island, Northumberland, North East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Important tidal mudflats, sand dunes and saltmarshes in the Northumberland Coast AONB. Internationally recognised wetland region. Comprehensive information in the Natural England link below...

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Haven Cottage, St Cuthbert's Square
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 326 - 650 Per Week

Cut off from the mainland twice a day by the incoming tide the Holy Island of Lindsifarne allows visitors to experience complete tranquillity and timelessness and these Grade II listed fishermen's cottages are ideall...

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Lee Cottage, St Cuthbert's Square
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 326 - 650 Per Week

Cut off from the mainland twice a day by the incoming tide the Holy Island of Lindsifarne allows visitors to experience complete tranquillity and timelessness and these Grade II listed fishermen's cottages are ideall...

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Teapot Cottage
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Approximately 5.6 miles away.

Rates: 374 - 866 Per Week

Commanding stunning views across a rural landscape to Holy Island and just ¼ mile from miles of unspoilt sandy beach is this spacious and very comfortable cottage. Within easy reach are Northumberland's many and...

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