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Holy Islandor Lin·dis·farne (lĭn′dĭs-färn′)
An island off the coast of northeast England near the Scottish border. At low tide the island is connected with the mainland by a stretch of sand. Saint Aidan (died 651) established Celtic Christianity in England by founding a monastery here in 635. Danes destroyed the settlement in 793.
1. (Placename) Also called: Lindisfarne an island off the NE coast of Northumberland, linked to the mainland by road but accessible only at low water: site of a monastery founded by St Aidan in 635
2. (Placename) an island off the NW coast of Anglesey. Area: about 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
1. Also called Lindisfarne. an island off the E coast of Northumberland, England. 3 mi. (4.8 km) long.
2. Formerly, Hol′yhead Is′land. an island off the W coast of Anglesey, in NW Wales. 7 mi. (11 km) long.