Lindisfarne Priory

We’re planning to reopen all our sites over the coming weeks, with many open from early July. Lindisfarne Priory, along with all other English Heritage sites, will be open from August. There will be new limits on visitor numbers, so you’ll need to book your timed ticket before you visit. Tickets will be available to book soon. Discover how to book your tickets, our new safety measures, and find other sites now open to visit below.

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Holy Island, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2RX

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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