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Holy Island

Holy Island, or Lindisfarne, an island off the coast of Northumberland, 9 miles south-east of Berwick-on-Tweed, covering 2,457 acres. At the south-east end there is a castle dating from about 1500. The famous monastery of Lindisfarne was founded in 635 by Oswald, King of Northumbria, who made it the" seat of a bishopric, the first occupant of which was St. Aidan. The cathedral was in 1093 converted into a Benedictine priory, of which there are still considerable remains.