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Europe 2008 Visual Diary page 24
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland

Lindisfarne Castle, built in 1550 in defence of the realm against attack by Scotland








The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest building on Holy Island and the only building that retains work from the Saxon period


Part of external brick wall of the Church of St Mary the Virgin


Detail of brickwork


Lindisfarne Priory founded by St Aidan in AD 635, but St Cuthbert, prior of Lindisfarne, is the most celebrated of the priory's holy men.




Statue of St Aidan


The island is only accessible at low tide and one ignores the warning at one's peril! Thankfully, we didn't!!

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