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Lindisfarne Priory
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh
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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Firstly check tide times before you travel. You reach the island via a causeway that floods at high tide. When we visited we arrived at the island at 10.30 or so and the place was packed with tourists and coach parties. The tide came in at 13.45 but by then a fair few of the tourists had left. This is good in that it is like strolling around a quiet country village, you feel like you have the place to yourself. The drawback is that the pubs and restaurants all shut at 14.00 until 18.00. Madness at peak holiday season but quaint in its own way.
The Castle is a must see but note it shuts at 15.00.

All in all lovely place. If the weather is good take a picnic and spend the day. If not you might want to plan things so that you see what you want before high tide.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

The whole site of The Priory is immense. It must surely have been a wonder to behold until it fell into ruin. As it is a ruin you need to use your imagination as to what it must have looked like. The information provided helps you with this as does the guide book. We're glad we went.

Thank Gavin S
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Visited this beautiful little place July27, 2014 and had a great time exploring. Was only there for a few hours but hope to stay overnight next time we visit. Plenty to see and do while you are there.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

A fascinating visit to the castle on Holy Island and wonderful views. You have to limit the time of the visit because of the tide but it still leaves enough time to appreciate all the island has to offer.

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Have been on many occasions to this island...love the peaceful environment....lovely little pub gardens to enjoy refreshments but no food served between 230 and 6 pm which is disappointing as depending on the tide times you have to leave before then...lots of things to see worth a visit.

1  Thank Jayne S
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