The Royal Stronghold and Holy Island

Since pre-history Bamburgh and Lindisfarne have had human settlements. As a fortress of the Kingdom of Northumbria Bamburgh was the centre of the largest Kingdom in England during the 7th and 8th century. The Kings of Northumbria were the first of the Northern English to convert to Christianity from Germanic Paganism. This story is closely connected to Lindisfarne where the Irish Monks of St. Aiden’s Mission to Northumbria establish their monastery, famous for both the Lindisfarne Gospels and being one of the first locations in the United Kingdom to be attacked by the Vikings. Due to the tides, the tour may go to Lindisfarne at different times to enable safe crossing and return to the mainland. The Village of Bamburgh will also be included in the tour with the remains of the monastery and St. Aiden’s Church both being sights to visit. The evening meal will be in Bamburgh Village.

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Itinerary

This tour is a whole day tour. All weather clothing will be required and walking shoes. There will be a lunch break but bring any additional food or drinks along with you on the tour. The terrain of Bamburgh and Lindisfarne can be steep and uneven this tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on longer distance walks. If you have any other questions please do contact us.

Pickup


The start of the tour will be from your accommodation.

Drop Off


The end of the tour will be in Bamburgh Village.

Things To Bring


For the tour, we always suggest that you dress warmly with waterproofs as the weather is always changeable. Please do bring a camera to capture moments on the tour.