Holy Island, Northumberland
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The island can only be reached by way of a road causeway, and then only at times of low tide. The village is a very attractive place, often quiet, though it can be crowded during the height of the tourist season.
There are several large paid parking areas within an easy walking distance of the village, and since the island is so small, the rest of the island can easily be reached on foot from the parking areas.
Within the village stand the striking remains of Lindisfarne Priory, a medieval monastic settlement on the site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in AD 635.
Beside the priory is the ancient parish church of St.Mary the Virgin, which stands on the presumed site of St Aidan's monastery.
A short walk up the coast from Holy Island village brings you to Lindisfarne Castle, a restored medieval fortress perched atop a rocky column above the sea. Holy Island - both the village and the island - is well worth a visit.
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About Holy Island
Address: Holy Island, Northumberland, England, NE66 3TT
Attraction Type: Village
Location: Access by tidal causeway only, signposted from the A1 just south of Haggerston. Paid parking available.
Website: Holy Island
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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