One of the places that Lori and I enjoyed visiting when we lived in the North of England was Lindisfarne Island, also known as Holy Island. The Island is home to a now ruined monastery that was built in the 7th century. Besides the ruins the island is also known for being a tidal island. This means that you can only get on and off the island when the tide is low. And woe to those who miss that chance and attempt to cross while the tides is rising. There are pictures!
The island was also home to Saint Cuthbert and the Lindisfarne Gospels. The Gospels are well known for being some of the most beautiful illuminated manuscripts. The original Gospels were penned in Latin in the third century and an English translation was added in the 10th century. The Gospels (and the remains of Cuthbert) were eventually moved from Lindisfarne to Durham Cathedral as the island's inhabitants fled a viking invasion.
For quite a while the Gospels were held by the British Library, but there is a movement to return, them at least part time, to Durham Cathedral. In the mean time, you can view them online now that they have been digitally photographed.