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The castle-lovers guide to Northumberland
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The castle-lovers guide to Northumberland

As the frontier between England and centuries of Scottish and Viking invaders, Northumberland has seen some fierce battles over the years. So it’s no wonder that you can’t move far in the county without coming across a castle. Northumberland…

Lindisfarne Priory ruins in Northumberland
In pictures

The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory // In pictures

Northumberland’s Lindisfarne Island has such religious significance they even named it Holy Island – and its holiest site is its priory. The region’s earliest Christian monastery was founded here by Irish monk St Aidan in 635 AD. Despite its…

Lindisfarne or Holy Island
Travel tales

Marooned on Lindisfarne Island

On Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, the islanders live their lives based on the rhythm of the tides. Linked to the Northumbrian mainland by a narrow causeway, twice each day the island is completely cut off by the tide. You…