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Lindisfarne MeadOne of the biggest advantages of renting Northumberland cottages is the closeness of Lindisfarne. And one of the biggest advantages of Lindisfarne can be summed up in two words: Lindisfarne Mead.

For those of you not familiar with mead, you’ve really no excuse; it’s been around for around nine-thousand years. Are you really going to tell me you’ve never had the opportunity to try it for all that time? It’s been drunk by monks, Vikings, the ancient Greeks and Chinese, featured in epic poems, films, stories and songs, and had halls built specifically for its consumption, but you haven’t had it. Really? Really?

Well, fine. You haven’t had mead. That’s fine. Nobody is going to judge you for it. Not if you don’t tell them anyway. That’s a good plan. Don’t tell anybody that you’ve never drunk mead; then they can’t ridicule you.

But what happens when somebody brings it up in conversation? What then? How can you cover up your complete lack of knowledge about mead? I mean, I’ve given you some small facts, but can you spin those into a thorough knowledge?

Let’s face it: you can’t.

Luckily for you, I’m presenting an alternative. There’s a huge amount of cottages to rent in Northumberland, and Northumberland has Lindisfarne, and you know what Lindisfarne has?

That’s right.


Only the best mead is brewed on the burial sites of dead saints, and only the best mead is brewed on the sites of Viking attacks and invasions.

So what about mead that’s brewed on the site of both dead saints and Viking invasions?

That’s right.

It’s double best!

A holiday to Northumbria isn’t complete without a trip to Lindisfarne. The island has a lot to offer, and although you do owe it to yourself to take a trip to the brewery and sample some mead, the seal and bird colonies aren’t to be overlooked. Of course, there’s no reason why you can’t drink mead whilst looking at seals and birds. In fact, there’s no reason you can’t drink mead whilst doing most things. In fact, I’m going to get myself some mead right now. Right now!

Enjoy mead responsibly.

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