Lindisfarne Priory

Take in the stunning coastal views See the Viking Raider Stone in the Museum Lindisfarne Priory Lindisfarne Priory

Originally home to the Lindisfarne Gospels and the site of grisly Viking attacks, a visit to Lindisfarne Priory is a great day out in Northumberland. Sitting offshore on Holy Island and reached by a causeway at low tide, the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views from the priory make a visit here well worth the effort.

Lindisfarne Priory was an important centre of early Christianity, and the home of St Cuthbert. Today you can marvel at the ornate carvings on the extensive ruins of the monastic buildings and enjoy the serenity that first drew the monks here. One of the most famous visitor attractions in North East England, Lindisfarne Priory will stay in your memory forever.

Don't Miss

  • Spectacular views of Holy Island
  • The famous 'rainbow arch' of the priory
  • The Viking Raider Stone on display in our exhibition

Events At Lindisfarne Priory

  • Making of the Gospels

    Sat 11 & Sun 12 Apr 2015

    See our medieval craftspeople demonstrating the skills that would have been used in the constructing and careful making of the original Lindisfarne gospels

  • Mini Raiders & Invaders

    Sat 23 - Tue 26 May 2015

    Learn the skills of a Viking warrior. Paint your own shield, have a go in the Kids Battle and hear gruesome tales of Viking invasions on the North East shores.

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Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland - TD15 2RX (Directions)


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