The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, located off the northeast coast of England, played an important role in the history of Celtic Christianity. St. Aidan of Iona founded a monastery and later a priory at Lindisfarne around 634 A.D. St. Cuthbert, the Bishop of Lindisfarne, used the priory as a base to Christianize much of northern England. In the 700s A.D. the monks produced the famous Lindisfarne Gospels.

Around 800 A.D. the monks fled from the Holy Island to escape the Viking raids, which brought to an end the golden age of Celtic Christianity. The early monastery and priory that housed the  monks no longer exists, but a priory was re-established during the Norman times. Visitors today can see the remains of the Norman priory.

 A statue of St. Cuthbert stands at Lindisfarne Priory on the Holy Island.


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

  St. Cuthbert served as the Bishop of Lindisfarne from 685 A.D. until his death in 687 A.D.


The historic Lindisfarne Castle overlooks the Holy Island.


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