The first priory was built almost one and a half thousand years ago, and throughout the years it survived Viking raids, abandonment, and the dissolution of the monasteries.
Now cared for by English Heritage, Lindisfarne is an attractive site for tourists. After visiting the museum chronicling the priory's history, from the early Saxon era, to the creation of the famous Lindisfarne Gospels, to the daily lives of the medieval monks who inhabited it.
The Holy Island is accessible by a causeway, so be sure to check the times on the official website in advance of going. Leave plenty of time to cross during low tide, and plan your trip in advance. You can reach Lindisfarne from Newcastle by car, and it takes around 90 minutes.
Your visit to Lindisfarne Priory will stay with you for a long time. For any visitors to the North East or Scottish Borders, spending a day at this beautiful island and its priory are essential.