Lindisfarne Priory

This site is currently closed. Unfortunately current restrictions mean that we cannot open Lindisfarne Priory safely for our visitors, Members or staff. We will continue to review this and return to normal winter opening hours as soon as we are able. Any tickets pre-booked for the closed period will be cancelled and refunded. This will be done automatically, so there’s no need to contact us.

Guidebook: Lindisfarne Priory

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 Lindisfarne Priory Timeline

635Foundation

Oswald, King of Northumbria, summons Irish monk Aidan from Iona to be bishop of his kingdom. Oswald grants Lindisfarne to Aidan for his monastery.

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670SPrior Cuthbert

A monk named Cuthbert joins. He is eventually made Prior, but when his reforms prove unpopular, he retires to a small island nearby as a hermit.

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