Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Reached from the east coast of Northumberland by road when the tide is out, this island is one of England's most ancient Christian sites. A monastery was first founded here in AD 635 only to be sacked by Vikings in the next century, an event that heralded the Viking Age in this part of Europe. Discover this fascinating history, walk among the ruins of the Priory and scale the craggy castle mound.