St. Aidan’s Statue, Lindisfarne, England

This evening, I am posting information on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne which lies a short distance off the N.E. coast of England.

Lindisfarne was an early Christian centre founded by St. Aiden in AD 635. Viking raids caused much destruction from AD 793 onwards. A Norman priory was built on site of the early Anglo-Saxon Monastery and the ruins of this remain today.

The island is accessible by a tidal causeway which means that access is restricted for about 5 hours at a time.

Once on the island visitors are rewarded with a wide range of sites and sights which include:

  • Birdlife
  • Flora
  • Public Art ( sculptured beach stones)
  • Castle
  • Ruined Priory
  • Churches including the Parish Church of St. Mary’s.
  • Quaint cottages.
  • A working farm landscape with sheep.
  • St Aiden’s Winery, which produces mead.

Lapwing, Lindisfarne, England

Publc Art, Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne Castle, England

Lindisfarne Mead, England

Flora, Lindisfarne, England


St Mary’s Parish Church, Lindisfarne, England

St. Cuthbert”s Island, Lindisfarne, England

Flora at Lindisfarne, England

Poles marking Pilgrims Way at Lindisfarne, England

Aspect of castle at Lindisfarne, England

Village house at Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne landscape view

Priory ruins, Lindisfarne, England