Cut off twice daily by the tide, scene of the first Viking raid on England, deeply connected to the rise of Christianity in the north, to St Aidan, St Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels, home to a picturesque castle and a harbour where upturned fishing boats are now used as sheds, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it’s easy to see why Holy Island, Northumberland, attracts almost a

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