Saturday 16 July 2011

Coquet Island

Coquet Island, Northumberland viewed from Warkworth Castle

Coquet Island is located off the Northumberland coast, but landing is strictly forbidden to protect the seabird colonies. The island is home to the medieval ruins of Saint Henry the Dane's hermitage which have been incorporated into the Victorian lighthouse.

Monday 4 July 2011

Hobthrush: Saint Cuthbert's Isle

Hobthrush, Saint Cuthbert's Isle

The small island of Hobthrush or Saint Cuthbert's Isle lies just off the coast of Lindisfarne. Saint Cuthbert lived here as a hermit before seeking solitude on Inner Farne.
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