Saturday 9 August 2008

Holy Island

Never posted, dated March 2008.

The Harbour and Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland

Holy Island - for centuries called Lindisfarne - covers approximately 1350 acres. It is situated about 1 mile off-shore from the mainland and can be reached on foot except at high tide. Lindisfarne castle was built about 1550 out of material from the dissolved priory. In 1994 the castle was given to the National Trust and can now be visited, at set times, by the public.
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1 comment:

  1. We visited Lindisfarne Castle last month. Apparently it's haunted by a soldier from the civil war :-) The only disappointment was not taking a pair of binoculars as Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands are visible in the distance.


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