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Lindisfarne Priory

Cut off from the mainland by twice-daily high tides, Lindisfarne feels remote today. Yet its semi-detached character made the island an ideal base for the Irish missionaries who in AD 635 founded the monastery that became one of the most important centres of early Christianity in England. It was here that the masterpiece now known as the Lindisfarne Gospels was created in the early 8th century. The Priory was established in the 12th century by monks from Durham. English Heritage managed. 

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This is a magnificent image of the ruins John and thank you for the history about Lindisfarne Priory....petersmile
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Jun 2013, 06:59
Fine bit of perspective in the railings John.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2013, 07:38
You were so lucky with that quality of light John, it illuminates so much in this ancient stonework
The other masterpiece is the Lindisfarne Mead John
John Prior: No doubt makes a change from Buckfastleigh Mead as a chaser for the methssmile
Fine old ruins aren't they.

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