By: Blonde One
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne sits on the North East coast just below Scotland. This trip is a first for me, as I’ve never been to Northumberland before. I’ve heard loads about it and it didn’t disappoint. I spent time in the glorious Northumberland National Park as well as on the coast. Both were beautiful, in equal measure.
The island itself was where, In 635AD, Saint Aidan came from Iona and chose to found his monastery. From here the Christian message flourished throughout the world. Lindisfarne is a much visited tourist destination now and is full of interesting sites. The weather helped to make this trip one to remember.
You have to be careful getting to the island as it is joined to the mainland by a tidal causeway. You’d better get your timings right or else you’ll end up stuck until next low tide.
Apart from its natural beauty, peace and tranquility, Lindisfarne is known for its medieval religious heritage and also its more recent picturesque 16th century castle. Combine this with its locally produced mead and it’s definitely a destination worth going to.