Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Welcome to Lindisfarne Priory

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Priory - The priory is open as usual, although please note that we will be using an alternative entrance to the Priory and our team members at the gate will be able to advise you on arrival.
  • Entry Procedure - Your pre-booked ticket allows entry to the site anytime during our opening hours (last admission is one hour before closing). Please note that the site is only open when it is safe to cross the causeway during low tide. Please check the safe crossing tide times before booking.
  • Museum - The museum will be open as usual with a one way system and limits on number of people at any given time.
  • Shop - The shop remains open as usual with limits on the number of people at any given time.
  • Toilets - The nearest toilet facilities are a short distance away in the village
  • Face coverings - Face coverings must be worn in Lindisfarne's indoor shop and all other indoor spaces. We won't be able to give you a face covering so please come prepared so you don't miss out.
Check the tide times and book your visit

Guidebook: Lindisfarne Priory

Price: £4.50

 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.

Find out more about the history of Lindisfarne Priory

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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