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Find out why we’re searching for Aebbe’s lost monastery, and how you can get involved.

Lindisfarne's Sister Site

Lindisfarne is one of England’s most famous historic locations. Unknown to many, it has a sister site at Coldingham and it was founded by Princess Aebbe.

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Princess Aebbe

Born a pagan princess, exiled as a child, and raised by Christian kings, Aebbe's story is a compelling one. That's why we're unearthing it piece by piece.

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Coldingham Priory

Today, a later medieval building stands on the site. The Friends of Coldingham Priory have been working to preserve its archaeology and, along with our crowdfunders, are the driving force behind this excavation.

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Where Are We Digging?

We asked our followers to help us decide where to put our trenches. Together, this is what we chose.

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Get Involved

Crowdfund the excavation, join the dig team or help out in the Finds Room.

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Free Events

Walks, talks, tours and school sessions. Come and learn more about Aebbe!

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Explore The Records

Follow the action live from the trenches, or read the in-depth reports we created with your help.

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Archaeology / In Your Hands