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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne lies 5 miles off the mainland on the North East coast of Britain with access to the Island only possible at low tide.  The nearest town is Berwick upon Tweed.  The island is designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with miles of unspoilt sandy beaches.  A large part of the Island is protected by the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve to safeguard the wintering bird populations.  The island is very popular with birdwatchers who are frequent visitors to the island during the autumn and winter months.

Holy Island Village and Harbour

Lindisfarne Castle, originally built as a fortress during Tudor times, was refurbished by Edward Lutyens in 1901.  A short walk from the castle is the Gerturdge Jekyll Walled Garden.  Both the castle and the garden are managed by the National Trust and open to visitors.

Lindisfarne Castle

Parish Church of St Mary's believed to have been built on the site of the original Monastery.

St Mary's Church

Lindisfarne Priory built on an Anglo Saxon monastery was founded by St Aidan in AD 635.  Both the priory and nearby museum is managed by English Heritage.

Lindisfarne Priory looking towards St Mary's Church

Lindisfarne Priority, Rainbow Arch

Incoming Tide