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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne - Northumberland England

Holy Island (Lindisfarne) is situated off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England, just a few miles south of the border with Scotland. The island is linked to the mainland by a causeway which twice a day is covered by the tide.  The most distinguishing feature of Holy Island is Lindisfarne Castle, based on a Tudor fort, located high on the hill. The Castle, refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens also has a garden created by Gertrude Jekyll. The castle, garden and nearby limekilns are in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors.

Lindisfarne was founded by St. Aidan, an Irish monk, who founded Lindisfarne Monastery on Holy Island in 635, becoming it's first Abbot and Bishop. The Lindisfarne Gospels, a 7th century illuminated Latin manuscript written here, is now in the British Museum.

Fence and Castle - The Castle of Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Northumberland England  Daisies and Castle - The Castle of Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Northumberland England.  Framing the Shot - The Castle of Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Northumberland England

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