Lindisfarne Priory and Museum
Open: April-Sept 9.30am-5pm daily. Oct 9.30am- 4pm daily. Nov-Feb 10am –4pm weekends. 16-24th Feb daily. Feb 25th –Mar 28th 10am-4pm Weekends. Adult £4.90, Conc. £4.40, Child £2.90. The ruined Lindisfarne Priory was established by St.Aidan. When the corpse of St. Cuthbert was discovered undecayed in 698AD, Lindisfarne became one of the holiest shrines in Christendom. For 1300 years, it has been a place of pilgrimage and considered the birthplace of Christianity in Britain. There's also a museum exhibiting artefacts from excavations as well as a gift shop. Make sure you have a tide timetable - at high tide the causeway linking Holy Island to the Northumbrian coast is submerged and the island is cut off from the mainland.