Farne Islands

Farne Islands

Postby jerry » Fri May 04, 2007 12:53 am

I came across this description and thought I'd put it here:

Inner Farne: ‘The view of it is ... dramatic, and the view from it, looking over its dolerite cliffs towards the other islands or towards Bamburgh is superb.’

‘It is recorded by Bede that St Aidan occasionally retired to Inner Farne for solitude. St Cuthbert built himself a cell on the island and died there in AD 687. Later hermits followed him and in 1246 a small Benedictine cell was established from Durham... The remains are all of the monastic period and they form an intensely romantic group in this wonderful place.’
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