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Lindisfarne was the site of the first viking raid on Enland in 793 AD; the northmen attached the religious community on the island, and went on to capture most of North-eastern england. The priory
who's ruins I photographed was re-established in Norman
times in 1093 as a Benedictine
house and continued until its suppression
in 1536 under Henry VIII
. The standing remains date from this later priory which is not on the original site, the parish church occupies that.
Much like Whitby Abbey
, 2.5 hours drive to the south, the stone at Lindisfarne was weathered into the most incredible patterns and textures - absolutely perfect to photograph.
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