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01. Stained Glass, Parish Church Of St. Mary
02. Stained Glass, Parish Church Of St. Mary
03. Stained Glass, Parish Church Of St. Mary
04. Stained Glass, Parish Church Of St. Mary
17. Lindisfarne Castle, National Trust
18. Sunset Over Pilgrims Way
13. Turnstile Relics
14. Fisherman's Friends, The Harbour
15. Iconic Boat Hut, near The Harbour
16. Gateway To Lindisfarne Castle
09. Lindisfarne Mead Presentation
10. Crown & Anchor Inn
11. The Harbour & Castle
12. The Harbour & Castle
05. Statue Of St.Aidan
06. Prior Lane
07. Vera Hats, Lindisfarne Gift Shop
08. Celtic Bone China Drinking Mug
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known just as Holy Island. It constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century. It was an important centre of Celtic Christianity under Saints Aidan of Lindisfarne, Cuthbert, Eadfrith of Lindisfarne and Eadberht of Lindisfarne. After Viking invasions and the Norman conquest of England a priory was reestablished. A small castle was built on the island in 1550.
Warning signs urge visitors walking to the island to keep to the marked path, check tide times and weather carefully and to seek local advice if in doubt. For drivers, tide tables are prominently displayed at both ends of the causeway and also where the Holy Island road leaves the A1 Great North Road at Beal. The causeway is generally open from about three hours after high tide until two hours before the next high tide, but the period of closure may be extended during stormy weather. Tide tables giving the safe crossing periods are published by Northumberland County council.
Despite these warnings, about one vehicle each month is stranded on the causeway, requiring rescue by HM Coastguard, Seahouses Royal National Lifeboat Institution lifeboat, or RAF helicopter. A sea rescue costs approximately £1,900 (equivalent to £2,224 in 2015, while an air rescue costs more than £4,000 (equivalent to £4,681 in 2015. Locals have opposed a causeway barrier primarily on convenience grounds.
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