Founded in 635 by St. Aidan, Lindisfarne became
one of the most important centers of Christianity in
England. It became a shrine to St. Cuthbert, who after
being buried for 10 years, was found still fully complete
upon being exhumed. It is said he still
haunts the ruins of the priory.
When visiting Lindisfarne, make sure to
check the tide tables. The only way to
reach the Holy Island is to drive across
when the tide is out.
Battle Abbey was built by William the
Conqueror on the site of his great
victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066
to atone for the terrible loss of life
suffered. The high altar was sited on
the spot where King Harold had fallen,
and his ghost is said to haunt the abbey
The inside of Battle Abbey taken
with an 8 mm fisheye lens.
On that cold October morning,
over 900 years ago, 14,000 men engaged
in the slaughter at the Battle of Hastings.
The battlefield site is said to run red with