This is the holy island of Lindisfern, never seen before, captured in stunning drone footage.
The 5-minute video is the latest video produced by Peace Drone, who specializes in video and photography of cinematic drones. Since February last year, the company has covered much of the northeastern coastline from Scarborough to Berwick, and has stopped by in many places in the meantime.
Recently, Peace Drone kindly shared with Chronicle Live an impressive video of St. James Park and another video offering an unprecedented 360-degree view of Newcastle and Gateshead from 120 meters above.
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The Holy Island movie, released earlier this month, travels across the famous causeway around a small island in the North Sea off the Northumberland coast, giving me a spectacular bird’s-eye view of Lindisfern that many can’t deny. Gives us spiritual and mysterious quality.
Today, Lindisfarne plays the host of regular invasions by tourists. Tourists must carefully time their arrivals and departures twice a day across the causeway covered by the ebb and flow of the tide. But the story goes back in the fog of time for centuries.
Just a few miles south of the Scottish border and not far from the magnificent early seats of the royal power of Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island is the Northumberland coast in the ever-changing waters of the North Sea. It is one mile away from. A thriving community of about 200 people lives on Holy Island today, three miles east to west and one and a half miles north to south.
Lindisfarne is known as the birthplace of Christianity in our region. The Irish monk St. Aidan founded the Lindisfarne Monastery in 635 and became the first abbot and bishop on the island. With the help of the King of Northumbria, and later the saint Oswald, the pagan people of the north eventually converted to Christianity.
The island became the home of yet another saint, Cuthbert, who was buried there when he died. Eleven years later, the monks were said to be surprised that he was completely intact when his body was dismantled. And why dig up Cuthbert? Vikings-Invaded in 793 and plundered a monastery of considerable wealth. Meanwhile, St. Cuthbert’s body found the last resting place in today’s Durham Cathedral.
The island, which was created in the early 8th century and is now the birthplace of the famous Lindisfarne Gospel at the British Museum, will return to its exhibition at the Newcastle Reing Gallery this fall. The island remained an active religious site until the Norman monastery inherited the monastery and was disbanded in the 16th century. It is still the destination of pilgrims today.
On the other hand, Lindisfarne Castle emerges from the steep rock wall at the tip of the island. Built in 1550, it was restored in the early 1900s by renowned British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Even today, Holy Island is a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of life in the 21st century. People go there for walks, bird watching, painting, photography, etc. while visiting the island’s harbors, inns and shops.
Peace Drone’s latest drone videos focus on a wide range of sweeps from Scarborough to Berwick, Tynemouth Pier to Bryce Pier, as well as locations such as Beadnell Bay, Berwick, Arunmouth, and Amble. You can access their amazing content on their website http://peacedrone.co.uk and YouTube, twitterFacebook and Instagram.