Attractions in Holy Island in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... you’d need some pretty good weather – a wet and windy day out is always a pain, but the drive to the island is pretty pleasant as you meander through the countryside. We soon arrived at the road to the island. Now, the fact that it’s called ‘Holy Island’ kind of indicates that it is an island, but to get over there you just drive across when the tide is low – it’s really weird, you have the beach with a road going right through the middle of it all! Really strange! Before you start to go over this road you will see signs warning you about tidal times etc. so it’s well worth making a note o... more
Customer Attractions in Holy Island in general Reviews (2)
by - written on 15/05/02, updated on 15/05/02 (Very useful, 96 readings)
Do you live somewhere that has a kind of ‘tourist hotspot’ but you’ve never actually been to yourself? It would be like living in London, but never going to Trafalgar Square I guess? Well for me, I’ve lived near to Holy Island for about 3 or four years now, but I’ve never actually been to the place – I’ve driven past it loads of times (you can see it from the A1 as you drive North from Berwick toward Edinburgh) but just never gone there – until last week. A couple of months ago I went to France as part of a ‘town twinning’ thing we have here – the family that we stayed with were really ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/05/01, updated on 24/05/01 (Very useful, 85 readings)
Lindisfarne, or Holy Island is a tiny island just off the shore of Northumberland. It can only be reached by way of a causeway that can only be crossed at low tide. The causeway is reached via Beal, off the A1. There are tide tables at both ends and you should consult these carefully before starting to cross. Cars have been caught by the tide on more than one ocassion because the drivers didn't check the tide times. This is one of the oldest Christian centres in Britain and it retains its air of sanctity and remoteness. A monastery was founded here by Saint Aidan in 635 and Saint Cuthbert became the Bishop in 684. The monastery is most famous for ... Read the complete review
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