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Lindisfarne Priory

TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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  • Average8%
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“car park” (209 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Holy Island is a Most See when visiting Northumberland. Just the mystic of being able to visit at certain times is a draw. The island itself , is small & easily managed, the castle & proiry are well worth a visit.

Thank kimb01989
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very atmospheric island with a lovely priory. Well worth visiting. Do check the tide times before travelling so that your visit is not cut short - or massively extended! The shops and winery/distillery are very over priced in my opinion. By the car park...More

Thank DavidBicester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible island good exhibition very informative and interesting. Enjoyed the priory grounds . The guidebook enables a person to imagine what life was like for the Monks . Church beautiful. Lovely island. Was surprised how populated it was. Incredible place can’t wait to return. The...More

Thank Samstersmam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not knowing much about the history of Holy Island, we were fascinated walking round the priory. It is a large structure, with enough preserved to indicate the original building. Very helpful information boards. Allow an hour or so, and another half hour for the exhibition...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived with just five minutes to spare before the pass was closed, then were on Holy Island for six hours before heading back and it was absolutely worth it because we could take our time, look around, talk to the locals, explore the Priory...More

Thank LadyMothwing
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it’s quite fascinating & the information boards depicting what the Priory looked like before becoming a ruin were well done. BUT £20 for two adults and one crumblie (me!) seemed a bit excessive. That said, it is a place of historical significance and interest,...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ruins. EH information boards. Good views over the local countryside. Informative visitors centre. The village itself survives on tourism, and it shows.

Thank poggy11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful priory to wander around. Well described and very nice gift shop. Staff very helpful and friendly

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of very informative placards showing every part of this Priory, so you can very easily imagine what it was like hundreds of years ago. The stone walls that remain give you the feeling of how strong the building had to be...More

Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. Not quite as big as I imagined it would be, but definitely worth the effort to get there, very peaceful.

Thank Tracey1169
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Sara E
5 July 2017|
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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
Jillian D
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!
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