Archive for the tag 'Holy Island'

From Wiki:

Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th-century castle located on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, much altered by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901. The island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.
The castle is located in what was once the very volatile border area between England and Scotland. Not only did the English [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 29th 2014

Originally home to the Lindisfarne Gospels and the site of grisly Viking attacks, a visit to Lindisfarne Priory is a great day out in Northumberland. Sitting offshore on Holy Island and reached by a causeway at low tide, the peaceful atmosphere and beautiful views from the priory make a visit here well worth the effort.
Lindisfarne Priory was an [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 21st 2014

From Wiki:

Aidan of Lindisfarne[1] (died 31 August 651), known as the Apostle of Northumbria, was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and travelled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the gospel to both the Anglo-Saxon nobility and to the socially disenfranchised (including children and slaves).

After his [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 20th 2014

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

25 Comments CherryPie on Jan 19th 2014

I am now going to continue with the places that I visited on last years vacation to Newcastle and Crookham.  First port of call is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.  The Island is tidal and can only be accessed by a causeway that twice a day is covered by the North Sea.  A journey there [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 18th 2014

The 9th September was the 500th anniversary of The Battle of Flodden which took place in 1413.  We visited the battlefield straight after breakfast whilst it was still quiet and there were only a few other people about.  One of those people was a kilted Scotsman with whom we got into a discussion.  We talked [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2013