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Lindisfarne Priory

TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
TD15 2RX, England
+44 1289 389200
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great would highly recommend Holy island as a wee holiday, been about 6 times, interesting with the tides and causeway

1  Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The original would have been interesting to visit, and the historical context is fascinating, but there's really not much to these ruins. If you're meant to be imagining that it was fairly like Durham Cathedral, why not just go to Durham Cathedral which is still...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Visited Lindisfarne on the strength of other people's reviews and I am so glad I did. The approach to the Island is via a causeway when the tide is out- this in itself is quite an experience as the surrounding area is beautiful. The car...More

1  Thank M H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great place to visit, if only for the views. Dog friendly if yours are with you. Gets busy so try to visit early if you can. Check the tide times, there are posters everywhere so I guess many people have been caught out. More than...More

1  Thank 21mapple
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Alwas used to come here as a younger child and decided to return with friends on a nice day. Lovely day out and nice scenery around the island. Great place for families and friends!

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Miles from the nearest rail station, Lindisfarne is best traveled to via car or coach. Crossing over to the island is an exciting experience in itself and the rolling, water-kissed sand a delight for children. Once on Holy island there are plenty of other things...More

1  Thank J F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can look at ruined places and not really connect with them, however the Priory really gives you the picture of life all those hundreds of years ago. The information boards are very helpful, and having been in the museum first it was easy to...More

1  Thank susyjane
Reviewed 26 July 2016

On the day or our visit there was a Viking exhibition. Interesting walk round the encampment and watch the weaponry demonstration. Really good at the end where they got youngsters to join in.

1  Thank buxtonshrew
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Going to this island in itself is an adventure as you have to drive through the sea (when the water is out). Beautiful scenery and parking spots to stop ad take it all in.

Thank Isa A
Reviewed 25 July 2016

There is a spiritual atmosphere here. Very old religious place which brings back the history and spiritual living.

1  Thank Isa A
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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