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.
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.
Peter C, Wellington, New Zealand
Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550. In 1901, it became the property of a publishing magnate, the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The National Trust now owns the Castle and have kept to that period and it looks as it might have done in the very early part of the 20th century. There is still extensive work taking place but the castle is a magnificent structure in a spectacular location.
Lovely place for a walk with your family and friends with or without a dog. Historically interesting and informative.
Exciting place to visit
Mary L, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Always check the tide tables beforehand over the Causeway in a car. This is a must see area of outstanding beauty. Bought a map from the National Trust and although the castle was closed there is a superb walk including a hide stop off around the Nature reserve. The castle is very impressive and it was a great place to visit even it was closed. Amazing beaches too.
Lindisfarne is just wonderfull
Nigel H, London, United Kingdom
We absolutely love Lindisfarne and try to visit twice a year. The island is beautiful and has a very important place in the history of Christianity in England. Do your research before you visit. Walk to the castle, taking in Gertrude Jekyll's garden and come back along the sea to the ancient priory and the church. Some practical tips. Always check the safe crossing times online and don't chance it. The cafes and pubs are generally good but they do get swamped when the island is busy. Take a snack just in case and stop for fish and chips in Seahouses on your way home, while watching the fishing boats land their catch in the harbour.