On Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland, England

Population: 160
Famous Landmarks:
Lindisfarne Castle, Causeway, Pilgrim’s Way, Castlehead rocks, The Priory


Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
Visit The Holy Island
Destination Lindisfarne

My dad’s last postcard on his last hurrah’s in UK addressed to the Philippines (while I was there on vacation). He and my sister with hubby spent Easter at Northumberland in one of the ‘holiest’ sites in England.

Lindisfarne, now commonly called Holy Island, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. Interestingly I found out, Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is cut off twice a day by the tides! This means it become inaccessible when covered at high tide twice daily with waters from the North Sea. Amazingly, tide times and heights can be accurately predicted thereby crossing times are forecasted ahead when it is safe to cross. How exciting is that?!

The island’s population is only at 160 but it attracts 650,000 visitors every year. I want to visit this place!

Created by dmeemai » Posted on July 14, 2008 » Filed in Family, Featured Countries, Personal, United Kingdom » Link

2 Responses to “On Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland, England”

  1. lunaticg Says:
    February 1st, 2009 at 3:36 am

    You must have a lots of friends sending you their country post card. Love this one.
    See you around.

  2. Gaz Hayes Says:
    May 14th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    an awesome place, the holy island has cool place in my heart


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