Featured Day Trip: Holy Island and Seahouses

25th April 2016

On Saturday 7th May, we are on our travels to the popular seaside resorts of Holy Island and Seahouses.

Holy Island also known as ‘The Holy Island of Lindisfarne’, is a tidal island off the North East coast of England, which is seen by many as the starting point of Celtic Christianity.

The Lindisfarne Gospels were written there too, adding to its reputation as “The Jewel of the Northumberland Coast”. [Source: Seahouses.org]

Local villagers run a website that unveils the heritage and origin of Holy Island, which is said to have welcomed St Aidan from Iona, who founded his monastery in Lindisfarne, allowing the Christian message to start on the Holy Island and spread across the world. [Source: Lindisfarne.org.uk]

Lindisfarne measures just 3 miles wide by 1.5 miles high and is surrounded by a 8,750 acre natural reserve – the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve – popular with bird watchers.

Both Lindisfarne and Seahouses are in the boundaries of Northumberland Coast’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty region.

The large village of Seahouses as a population of 1,803 and is known for its working fishing port.

Visiting the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and Seahouses with Stanley Travel

We will be visiting both locations, starting with the Holy Island before returning to Seahouses for lunch. The trip costs £14.50 per adult, £13.50 for under 16s and a group of four ticket costs £52.00. Book your trip now.

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