Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lindisfarne the Holy Island Northumberland

Lindisfarne the Holy Island, Northumberland.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne has a written history dating back to the 6th century.
It has been an important place for pilgrims for many centuries, and still is today.
The island was a centre for Celtic Christianity and the Saints Aiden (originally from Ireland)
 and Cuthbert, from Northumbria, lived here.
The famous Lindisfarne Gospels were created on the island. 
A small castle was built on the island in 1550 and the castle was extensively rebuilt in the 19th century.
Bamburgh Castle is visible from Lindisfarne.
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