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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

9 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2014

The parish church stands on the site of the wooden church built by St. Aidan in 635 AD, which during the Anglo-Saxon period was replaced by a small stone church. The Benedictine monks of Durham, who in the 12th century began to build the second monastery, decided this should be the parish church and employed [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 22nd 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

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