Wednesday 6 July 2011

Lindisfarne Priory

Off the north east coast of England lies Holy Island.  Holy Island is only just an island - it's joined to the mainland by a causeway which is covered at high tide.  If you visit you do need to check the tides or you may find yourself stranded.

I was sent this lovely card by John from Photo Curios where you can see John's own views of the Priory. On his other blog,English Wilderness, he has a photo of St Cuthbert's Isle.  St Cuthbert was one of the abbots of the monastery in the 7th century.  He was such a popular saint in the north of England that his life and works were recorded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century.  Amongst many other things, St Cuthbert created some laws to protect birds nesting on the island, maybe the earliest bird protection laws in the world.


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  2. We've lived in the North East for over 30 years and haven't made it to Lindisfarne yet. That's something we shall have to rectify.
    This card is a reminder of what we are missing.

  3. I lived in the North East for about 10 months last year and I absolutely love the area! Holy Island is awesome, definitely worth a visit.

  4. Unique to be controlled by the tides.

  5. Lovely postcard. I am collecting postcard too. When it is time, i will join post crossing. I don't know when, but it is looks like interest to join.
    Thanks for your kindly words on my blog post.

  6. Thank you for the mention :-) We had a fantastic time in the north-east. We also visited Warkworth Castle and Lindisfarne Castle, both of which you've posted before.

    We only just arrived on Lindisfarne before high tide, then we were stuck on the island for 6 hours. Fortunately there's plenty to do. We visited the castle which has a fantastic view of the Farne Islands. Then we visited the distillery to sample Lindisfarne mead and explored the hill behind the priory. :-)

  7. Ah The Beautiful North East! I've Stayed A Couple Of Times On Holy Island.Such A Calm & Atmospheric Place.


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