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Photos: Lindisfarne

6 July, 2011

Picking just a few photos out of the 350 or so that my partner and I took on holiday in Northumberland has been tricky, but here are the first two of my half dozen favourites, taken on Lindisfarne, or Holy Island.

The first monastery was built on Lindisfarne in AD635. The priory which remains today (in ruins, as you can see) was built in the 11th century and is believed to have been something of a ‘test’ for Durham Cathedral, which was built afterwards in the same style.

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Also on the island is Lindisfarne Castle, which was an Elizabethan fort, later converted into a home and now open to the public. It’s perched up on a rocky hill, with absolutely stunning views across the island and the Northumbrian coastline.

I’ve got a couple more holiday photos to post (including puffins!), but these two give an excellent taste of the beautiful weather, scenery and history which Northumberland offers.

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