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Lindisfarne Priory

TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Reviewed yesterday

Its worth a visit but I think they could charge a little less. Much bigger than I thought and you can imagine what it would have been like plus there are little signs to tell you what would have been there and where the steps...More

Thank 1972TJW
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unless you really really want to get in touch with the spiritual mood/feel of this historic ruin then you may as well have a quick look at it from outside rather than pay the fee to go in. You get an excellent aerial view of...More

Thank whitfi57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The presence of God can really be felt in these well preserved ruins that mark the beginnings of Christianity in England. There are boards that map out what the various partitions were used for. There are great photo opportunities.

Thank MOG808
Reviewed 1 week ago

The priory ruins can be observed a lot from the outside especially from the knoll where the lookout is. We thought the charge to go into the ruins itself was a bit excessive from what we could see.

Thank Lino L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum display and shop on site are very well done, informative and interesting! The priory is superbly maintained with staff on site to help and each area has signs and information points. A good place to visit!! (This isn't the castle which is scaffolded...More

Thank Soo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed by English Heritage so there is an entrance charge. Nice shop St Aidens Winery around the corner has some nicer stuff. Priory grounds are accessed via the church graveyard. Nice exhibition space if it's wet Also go through the graveyard to the church which...More

Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you come to Northumbria you must visit Holy Island. Be sure to check the tide times but the drive out over the causeway is fun. The Priory is a ruin but the view from the hill overlooking it gives a good understanding of how...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tickets for English Heritage visitors Centre also allow admission to the Priory. The church adjoining is free admission and you can see the priory grounds if walking along the Heugh. Very good to discover the history and artefacts from the priory prior to wandering the...More

Thank Nosliwoj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit to lindisfarne was to be the highlight of our weeks holiday in the borders. After a very tiring drive we arrived at holy island, space found in reasonably priced car park, with plenty of causeway warning. We both wondered what the enormous corrugated...More

Thank steve m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our party was in a wheelchair and the people here were so helpful, unlocking an access gate so we could enter without using steps. The signage at the priory is excellent so it is easy to understand the layout and when different parts...More

Thank Peach P
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Jillian D
This may seem like a silly question - but do we walk or drive across to the island? Also, am I correct in thinking that my dog can come too? Thanks
2 June 2017|
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Response from stevebG6121BX | Reviewed this property |
You can do both but clearly need to consult the Tide Chart well in advance. Also, no problem in taking your dog - hope you both enjoy the visit as it's well worth it!
we plan on visiting on the 26th on crossing times it says safe crossing time is till 13 25 how long dose it take to get from main car park to get back over the causeway is 4 hours long enough to eat look round and visit priory and castle
14 May 2017|
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Response from keithlindsey | Reviewed this property |
so if the last safe crossing time is 13.25 then to have 4 hours on the island you should be going over to the island no later than 9.25 am thus giving you 4 hours over there so you can cross back before 13.25 its only a... More
Amanda S
When is the island the most crowded?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Michcam35 | Reviewed this property |
During the summer months and school holiday - summer holidays are from mid July to early September. Try to visit while the Puffins are on the island - after mid March