Location has always been the main attraction for the owners and occupiers of Lindisfarne Castle.
From a former fort to the holiday home of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a quiet retreat from London, the idyllic location of the Castle has intrigued and inspired for centuries.
The renovation by Arts and Crafts architect Edwin Lutyens both hides and emphasises the old fort, all the while overlooking Gertrude Jekyll's enchanting walled garden and the unexpected grandeur of the Lime Kilns, an imposing and striking reminder of Lindisfarne's industrial past.
Please check Castle opening times and Causeway safe crossing times on our website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle/
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National Trust operates the Gift Aid on entry scheme - admisson prices outlines above are for both Gift Aid and Standard admission.
*Includes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this property. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment. You will be asked to pay the Gift Aid Admission unless you request to pay the Standard Admission.
National Trust members free - please show your card at admissons
Coach parking available
In coach park in the village
Credit / debit cards accepted
Limited facilities available
Car parking available
In the village 1 mile from the Castle. Pay and display, not National Trust.
Lol313, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Great walk around lindisfarne , castle currently being renovated. Beautiful views. Plenty of seats to rest on the way round, great views from every angle.
David H, Glossop, United Kingdom
On the holy island,centre of the island,now under building work renovations.national trust site.check tidal times for safe visits.
Wait Until May 18.
SiJo2010, Leeds, United Kingdom
Currently closed for 18 months refurbishing and covered with scaffolding. Will be great once completed, etc... but at the moment, just a building site.
Closed and covered in scaffolding
nickb1232015, Scarborough, United Kingdom
As mentioned in previous posts the castle is closed until spring 2018. It is also covered in scaffolding which spoil any photo opportunities somewhat. However there is so much more to the island of Lindisfarne than the castle. The historic priory for example is very atmospheric and even if closed (check the English Heritage website for opening times) good views into the site can be had from outside. The old coastguard tower above the priory has been turned into a viewing area giving fantastic views across to the mainland and the surrounding areas. The Lindisfarne Centre shows the history of the island and the world famous Lindisfarne Gospels. There are also a few nice little shops to browse around. For me though the biggest attraction of Lindisfarne is the natural beauty. Miles of sea and sky scapes and wide open beaches (when the tide is out) plus the rare sand dune habitat make walking the island a wonderful experiance. Always check the tide times before crossing the causeway (just Google Lindisfarne tide times) otherwise you may be stranded for 6 hours! Soak up the unique atmosphere of the island and enjoy.
Closed for a year
The attraction is closed for major works until 2018 Check the National Trust website for details Lindisfarne Priory still open - again check English Heritage website before you visit