Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 8:15am - 6:30pm
Viking themed tour of Lindisfarne and Bamburgh with Lundgren Tours 15/6/21
Lindisfarne and Bamburgh, Northumberland
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We're excited to join Lundgren Tours for their fascinating Viking tour of historic Lindisfarne and Bamburgh!
So why exactly is Lindisfarne known as ‘Holy Island’? Well not only is it the birth place of the Christian Faith for England, but the monks who resided here well over 1000 years ago, were responsible for creating a lasting legacy that has resulted in the majority of the UK following the Christian Faith. The ancient monastery attracted a lot of wealth and attention and it was this that led to the island being visited by some of the most pioneering warriors of their time, The Vikings. The first viking raid to the UK took place in AD 793 on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. They came back less than hundred years later as part of their quest to conquer all of the UK. Come explore one of the most beautiful areas of Northern England with Ragnar Lundgren as we show you some of the island’s most fascinating stories as well as taking in the breathtaking scenery and wildlife. On an island that can only be reached twice a day along a tidal causeway, we must try not to get stranded!!!
Please find the itinerary below:
Depart from The Great North Museum: Hancock lay-by, Barras Bridge NE2 4PT
Arrive at Bamburgh Castle (entry not included) - Coach Park, Links Road NE69 7BJ
Explanation of Grace Darling Heroine, Uhtred The Bold of Bebbanburg, The Armstrong Family from the ramparts of the castle
Free time to explore Bamburgh
Re-group for coach departure from Bamburgh Castle Coach Park
Depart from Bamburgh Castle Coach Park NE69 7BJ
Arrive on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne (Coach Park - TD15 2SX)
Tour of the Island including stories surrounding St Aidan, St Cuthbert and the Viking Raid, a look around St Mary’s Parish Church, Lindisfarne Priory, St Cuthbert’s Isle and the Observatory Tower
Lunch & Free Time
Walk to Lindisfarne Castle and return + time for refreshments
Re-group for departure from Holy Island Coach Park
Depart Holy Island Coach Park TD15 2SX
Set-down at the Hancock lay-by, Barras Bridge at Newcastle
Places are limited and please click 'buy ticket' below to book your place - once booked we will email the trip information!
Finishes at 18:30