Lindisfarne, Northumberland, England

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Ghosts and Legends

According to Coxe, the fisherman around Lindisfarne consider pigs to be omens of evil. Should they hear or see one, they touch silver to ward away any doom.


The island is also the haunt of St Cuthbert, who has allegedly been sighted making St Cuthbert's Beads on the rocks. Cuthbert (c. 634 – 20 March 687) is regarded as the patron saint of Northern England. In life, he was a monk, bishop and hermit. After his death he became one of the most important medieval saints of Northern England. Constance de Beverley is another apparition that Coxe states haunts the island.


Pictured left is a view of Lindisfarne from the harbour courtesy of Russ Hamer.




For more information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D. Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, also known simply as Holy Island, is a tidal island off the northeast coast of Northumberland, England.

Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD.

Pictured left is Lindisfarne Castle courtesy of Matthew Hunt. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.