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Holy Island

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

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About Holy Island

Holy Island  is situated off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England, just a few miles south of the border with Scotland. The island is linked to the mainland by a causeway which twice a day is covered by the tide. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD; it was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After the Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England,


Attractions near Holy Island

Lindisfarne Priory0.13km from Holy Island

Lindisfarne Priory, the original home to the Lindisfarne Gospels, was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. Founded by St Aidan in AD635, the site owes its fame to St Cuthbert, the greatest of Northumbrian holy men, who lived and died there. Stroll around the Monastic buildings which formed the living quarters of the monks, the remote setting adds to the unique atmosphere of the Priory.

Lindisfarne Castle1.04km from Holy Island

Lindisfarne Castle was built in the mid-1500s, on top of a volcanic plug known as Beblowe Crag, using stones robbed borrowed from Lindisfarne Priory. It was occupied by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War and it was seized and briefly held by two Jacobites in 1715. In the early twentieth century it was transformed into a stylish residence by the owner of Country life magazine.

Budle Bay6.99km from Holy Island

Budle Bay is a 1 mile wide bay on the North Sea in Northumberland.  It is one of the best bird watching locations in Britain. The vast mud flats exposed at low tide form part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and this rich feeding ground is home to a fascinating array of wildlife.  The whole area is part of the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and is very popular with birdwatchers, particularly in the winter when thousands of wildfowl and waders spend their winter on the bay's mud fl

RNLI Grace Darling Museum8.71km from Holy Island

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum tells the incredible story of this fearless young woman who became a reluctant celebrity. Explore Grace's upbringing and life in the lighthouse, the events of the rescue that propelled her into the limelight and her status as a national heroine. During your visit you'll discover personal items of the Darling family, including the famous boat that Grace and her father used during the rescue.

Bamburgh Castle8.89km from Holy Island

Bamburgh Castle is a castle on the northeast coast of England, by the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. It is a Grade I listed building. The site was originally the location of a Celtic Brittonic fort known as Din Guarie and may have been the capital of the kingdom of Bernicia from its foundation in c. 420 to 547. After passing between the Britons and the Anglo-Saxons three times, the fort came under Anglo-Saxon control in 590.

Bamburgh Beach8.9km from Holy Island

Bamburgh Beach is a Sandy beach located near Alnwick in Northumberland. It is the perfect place to go for a walk after a visit to the village of Bamburgh.  walk along the beach in a northerly direction brings the visitor to Stags Rocks, so named because of the white stag painted on the rocks.  There are some interesting rock pools in this area of the beach and a small lighthouse - the most northerly of its kind in mainland England.

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Northumberland is a ceremonial county and historic county in North East England. It is bordered by Cumbria to the west, County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south and the Scottish Borders to the north. One of the iconic location wehivh was flourished with lot of tourists places.