#DaysOut – Day tripping to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

By 15th April 2019#Daysout
Holy Island

If you fancy treating yourself to a day filled with stunning scenery and a wealth of history, a trip to Holy Island is perfect for you!

The coastal island is home to a tiny population of just over 160 people but attracts over half a million visitors every year.

The base of Anglo-Saxon Christianity and victim to numerous Viking raids across the years – the island is surrounded in myths, stories and historical contradictions.

The island is ever-changing, only accessible at certain times of day by a singular causeway – covered twice a day by the crashing waves of the North Sea.

The top attractions on Holy Island include:

Lindisfarne Priory:

The monastery was originally founded by St Aidan in 635AD but is mostly recognised for St Cuthbert’s residency. The birthplace of the famous Lindisfarne Gospels – walk in the footsteps of 7th century monks and experience the serenity of the ruins.

 

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Lindisfarne Castle:

Built on a volcano to defend the Scottish attack in the 1500s, the castle is a fortress. Visible from miles around and part of the iconic scenery of Northumberland. The castle itself boasts breath-taking views of the Northumbrian coastline.

 

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Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve:

Holy Island captures man and nature together perfectly, alongside the historic routes is the magnificent impact of nature. Controlled by the sea, explore miles of sand dunes. Internationally known as home to wintering birds from the Arctic Circle, unique plants and other wildfowl.

 

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St Aidan’s Winery – Lindisfarne Mead

Lindisfarne Mead is a local delicacy. The fortified wine is made from honey and pure water from the islands artesian. Known as the “nectar of the gods” – the small gift shop is the perfect stop for a taster!

 

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If you would like to travel to Holy Island, the next Enterprise Travel coach trip is Sunday 22nd September and includes a stop off at Heighley Gate Garden Centre.

Book your place now for just £17 per adult or £16 per silver surfer or child – call 01325 286 924 to get your ticket!