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/
|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
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.
kaassouffle, Clifton, New Jersey
This is an old fort perched above the Northumberland coast which was turned into a private home in the early 20th century and is decorated by n Arts and Crafts style
Castle closed for works till April 2018
0312tracy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Disappointed that we couldn't get too near castle as there is major repair work going on that isn't scheduled for completion until April 2018. HOWEVER, don't let this put you off visiting this unusual place. The village of Lindisfarne offers plenty of places for food/coffee, gift shops, parking. There seemed to be quite a few places offering B&B accommodation or cottage holiday lets too. The view of the castle when we visited was unfortunately slightly spoiled as there was scaffolding on one side but there are lovely walks around the harbour and the priory. Access to the 'Holy Island' of Lindisfarne is via a causeway so obviously can only be reached by car during low tide. Tide times info is freely available from many sources and the pattern when we visited seemed to be that the tide was 'out' giving a good 7 hours worth of clear causeway. It's a great experience to visit here. There is quite a strong emphasis on religion and Christianity due to the island's history and it is a great day out whatever you choose to do here. There is a car park (pay & display) on the left hand side of the road once you are on the island and it is advised that visitors use this amenity to help preserve the village.
Very interesting place to visit
Elaine9359, Carlisle, United Kingdom
We came here on a beautiful, cold, sunny day. The island is well worth a visit and we wished we could have stayed longer but due to tides we had only one hour.
Fab, lovely views, a nice walk from the car park too. Quite steep to climb up but they have been because I had a baby strapped to me! Lots to see and learn about, an absolute must see.
Fantastic Castle A Must See
Richard C, Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
Visited here and was amazed by the castle after having a good look round. The island is also fantastic. If you are able and get the chance you must visit this majestic place.