That’s the history from website (Lindisfarne.org.uk):
Why Holy Island?
Lindisfarne was the name given to the Island by the first Anglo-Saxons to live here and we do not know the meaning of the word. But the monks of Durham, after the Norman conquest, added the words Holy Island when they looked back over the story which began with the coming of Saint Aidan and the building of the first monastery in 635AD, continued with the ministry of the “very popular” Saint Cuthbert and then received a staggering blow from the Viking attack in 793. Both to the Durham monks who died as Christian marytrs in this pagan attack and the earlier saints made the Island was deservedly named “holy”.
It’s really beautiful…
Peace is the outcome.
This story dedicated for my friend who is going to visit UK soon
Hope you have a lovely holiday!
It was precious moment.
I was enjoy watching the sunset at night time and still light.
It never happens in my country, Indonesia.
Sunset times always same and never change…
I feel it..
I feel it..
When I look to the cross.
“Even if I could possibly hide myself in a tiny dwelling on a rock, where the waves of the swelling ocean surrounded me on all sides, and shut me in equally from the sight and knowledge of men, not even thus should I consider myself to be free from the snares of a deceptive world: but even there I should fear lest the love of wealth should tempt me and somehow or other snatch me away - St Cuthbert, Bede’s Life”
When I looked the traffic, I was remembering Jakarta, Indonesia.
Durham is just over 4 hours from Manchester by minibus. It’s long enough, but worth it to see.
Beautiful Cathedral I couldn’t take picture of the beauty of Durham Cathedral inside, it’s not allowed. Just come and visit. If you want to know more about the history, join the tour (1.5 gbp).