An illustrated companion for the inquisitive visitor
Holy Island is visited by hundreds of
thousands of visitors every year drawn
by its heauty, its wildlife and its history.
Most come for the day visiting the Benedictine
Priory and the Castle. Some however stay
for a while to explore and sometimes fall in
love with the wider island.
Holy Island - Isle of Winds describes
and puts into context some of the features
they will find during their stay.
Hear are just a few quotes from this illustrated book which gives an insight to aspects
of the island's history and character for the visitor who, after enjoying visiting Lindisfarne
Castle and The Priory, has the time to explore more of this fascinating and beautiful place:
- 'Inhabited from Prehistoric times, from before it was an island, Holy Island first appears in
written history in Historia Brittonum by Nennius.....'
- 'For almost 200 years .... Island fishermen .... manned a succession of lifeboats.... '
- 'A white stone pyramid .... it remains .... a lonely sentinel ....'
- 'A little over a hundred years ago .... the curiosity of the islanders was piqued by the
mysterious arrival ....'