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“Magical and mysterious”
Review of Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Magical and mysterious”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

First off - don't bother visiting if you're the kind of traveller who needs everything served up on a figurative plate;there will be many, many places you'll enjoy a lot more. For those for whom enjoyment comes from within, you'll love it. History, atmosphere and an unspoiled celtic beauty await...

Visited May 2012
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“A magical place!”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We wanted to see something different during are trip to England and Holy Island delivered in spades. What a magnificent site: no wonder it's was a hub for Christians in England, it exudes spirituality. The experience starts with the drive onto the island which needs to be planned according to the tides; then the grasssy knolls; then the village; then the small castle turned into a summer home; then the sheep and finally the old Abbey! Walking around gives you the feeling of being out of time.
Obviously, if you look at a map, you will see that this place is way off the beaten track but if you want to experience something different, it is well worth the trip.

Visited August 2011
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“Holy Moley!”
Reviewed 17 May 2012

We've just spent a couple of hours during low and high tide and it was definitely worth going there. Parking price though are a minor rip off, but that was expected. We followed the tracks of the vikings a hiked roughly 6 miles along the coastline at beautiful sunshine! But don't get stuck on the path!!!

Visited May 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“A beautiful place”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

An amazing place in one of the most beautifiul parts of the world. Everyone we met were so friendly and welcoming and the castle and priory are stunning

Visited April 2012
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“Lovely but crowded”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Lindisfarne is a beautiful spot and we've visited many times but it is a victim of its own success. When the causeway opens, the place is flooded with daytrippers and the island almost groans under the weight of them (us included). On our last visit we headed straight out past the castle and walked round the back of the island past Emanuel Point. The number of tourists dwindles quite quickly when you head out here and you soon find the peace and tranquillity the island has. Take my advice and head out of the village to the 'outback' - it's a different island.

Visited April 2012
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