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Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland, England

St. Aidan, credited with spreading Christianity in northern England in the 7th century, built a cathedral on the fairytale-like Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a tidal island in the northeast coast of England. Today the island is home to Lindisfarne Castle, built as a defensive post.

The causeway to Lindisfarne Castle

Vistors to Lindisfarne Castle will want to consult the tide charts before venturing out. The tide covers the road twice a day.

Hexham Abbey in Northumberland

Originally built in the 7th century by St. Wilfrid, Hexham Abbey was rebuilt in the 12th century with additions in the 20th century.

St. Cuthbert's tomb, Durham Cathedral

The body of St. Cuthbert, who was canonized after it was observed to be incorrupt, is kept inside the Galilee chapel in Durham Cathedral.

Durham Cathedral

The tomb of St. Bede, also known as the Venerable Bede, an English Benedictine monk from the 7th century known for being the “Father of English History," is found in Durham Cathedral.

The Bar Convent, York, England

The medieval city of York, in northern England, is home to the “Bar Convent” or the Convent of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin at Micklegate Bar, the oldest surviving Catholic convent in the country (founded in 1686).
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