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Holy Island

or 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.

Holy Island

n
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)

Ho′ly Is′land


n.
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.
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Recommended in the Michelin Guide and named Coastal Hotel of the Year in this year's Scottish Hotel awards, Glenisle gives visitors stunning views of Holy Isle, an unforgiving spiritual retreat since the sixth century and now a Buddhist retreat.
Their island, some three miles in length and a mile wide, is Lindisfarne, later called Holy Isle, a place of retreat, a haven in a brutal world.
DEWI DAVIES, TOURISM PARTNERSHIP THE name - Holyhead and Holy Isle - sums up this port, its heritage and natural history.
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