Lindisfarne Priory - English Heritage

Lindisfarne Priory - English Heritage
Holy Island
Berwick Upon Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2RX
England

Website

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/lindisfarne-priory/

E-mail

customers@​english-​heritage.​org.​uk

Telephone

01289 389200

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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.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

1 Apr-30 Sep 9.30am-5pm daily / 1Oct-1 Nov 9.30am-4pm daily / 2 Nov-31 Jan 10am-2pm Sat-Mon / 1 Feb-31 Mar 10am-4pm daily / Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Admission charges

4.80/4.30/2.90

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Vikings Attack!

  • 2 — 3 August 2014 11am-5pm

Encounter the terrifying Vikings as they spread a wave of terror and turmoil with their raids on the North eastern coast of England, where Lindisfarne was first to be set upon in 793 AD. Explore their encampment to discover the rigours and entertainments of Viking campaigning. Witness grisly displays of combat culminating in a full-scale, deadly battle with our Viking visitors! There may even be a chance for youngsters to have a go and thwart the Vikings themselves!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by contacting the site directly or visiting in person.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

The Making of the Gospels

  • 16 — 17 August 2014 11am-5pm

See our medieval craftspeople demonstrating the skills that would have been used in the constructing and careful making of the original gospels. See vellum being made, calligraphy and the making of coloured inks and paints, and book binding. There will be opportunity to have a go at some of the activities with our costumed medieval monks.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Purchase your tickets today by contacting the site directly or visiting in person.

Website

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/events/

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