Lindisfarne Gospels to return to Durham

The Lindisfarne Gospels - returning to Durham for three months Credit: ITV News

The Lindisfarne Gospels are returning to the North East for three months. They'll be the centrepiece of an exhibition at the University Library in Durham in a year's time. The display will include other famous manuscripts and Anglo Saxon artifacts and will run from the beginning of July next year until the end of September.

The Gospels were produced and illuminated by monks on Holy Island off the Northumberland coast thirteen hundred years ago. They are owned by the British Library which has agreed that they can be put on display elsewhere for three months every seven years.