Tourist Information in North York Moors
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Lastingham Town Information

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Lastingham is one of the most fascinating villages in the North York Moors and holds a unique place in the hearts of Christians who have been coming here for centuries. The reason is that the Lindisfarne monks built a monastery here in 655AD. Although it was destroyed Abbot Stephen of Whitby built a crypt to replace it in the 11th century and had the saint’s bones interred within it.

Remarkably, the crypt – or small church - has withstood the test of time and looks much as it did when it was first constructed. Inside are pieces of ancient crosses.

Lastingham Village - Photo © Colin Grice
Lastingham Village - Photo: Colin Grice CCL