Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Holy Island - 27 August 2006

Lindisfarne PrioryOn our journey north to Scotland we stopped of at Holy Island. The sealed access road is under water at full tide so one’s visit has to be timed with the tides which, fortunately, were on our side and access was possible at 9 a.m.

Henry 8th demolished Lindisfarne Priory, along with all the others. One of the priors was St Cuthbert, and as members of St Cuthbert's church in London, we were interested in reading his history.

Lindisfarne CastleNearby is Lindisfarne Castle. This medieval castle was restored in 1901 as a holiday home. We loved the thick walls and cosy rooms. You could just imagine holidays there, sitting inside watching storms out the windows.

Back on the mainland we crossed the border and set off of Inverness via the very picturesque town of Pitlochry.

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