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Lindisfarne, Northumberland

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Cool Place of the Day: Lindisfarne, Northumberland

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Lindisfarne Castle National Trust Images

Is there a more dramatic journey in the north of England than across the causeway to Holy Island? The tide cuts the island off for a few hours each day – time it wrong and you're in for an extended stay...

Also known as Lindisfarne, the island was an early centre of Christianity, with a monastery first founded in the 7th century, which was later the source of the famous Lindisfarne Gospels – illuminated manuscripts that are possibly the high point of Celtic religious art. Read full article here

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