Goodbye Lindisfarne Gospels

The Lindisfarne Gospels have been on display in Durham for three months.

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Report: Last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels

Today is the last chance to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham Cathedral. It brings to an end a three month exhibition in the centre of Durham City.

Almost 100,000 people have been to see the gospels, which will be returned to the British Library later this week.

They attracted visitors from across the world and have brought in millions of pounds to the region.

Frances Read reports.

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Lindisfarne Gospels on display in Durham

Some of the region's schoolchildren are among the first visitors to see the Lindisfarne Gospels go on display at a new exhibition in Durham.

The manuscript, which was written by monks on Holy Island in 700 AD, is spending the next three months at Durham University's Palace Green Library . It is usually on display in London.

20, 000 tickets have been sold for the exhibition, with 100,000 expected to be sold before the end of September.

The exhibition, which also features other Anglo-Saxon artefacts, is open from 10am to 10pm every day from 1st July to 30th September.

Gospels to enter Durham Cathedral

The Lindisfarne Gospels will be taking into Durham Cathedral today Credit: ITV

The historic Lindisfarne Gospels will be carried into Durham Cathedral during a special procession this afternoon.

The book, which was written by a monk on Holy Island in 700 AD, is spending the next three months in Durham as part of a new exhibition.

More than 700 choristers will also be singing at today's event.

St Cuthbert's journey retraced

A photographic exhibition has opened in Durham as part of events to mark the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

It traces the route taken by the monks of Lindisfarne across ancient Northumbria, as they escaped Viking invadors.

The free display is being held at 3, Millennium Place and is separate to the Gospels exhibition itself.

Richard Hardwick is a writer in residence at Durham University. He explains the thought behind the photo exhibition:

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