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 February Weather and a warm welcome.
What a lovely surprise with both weather and property. visited in February not knowing what to expect. I had wanted to visit here for years and it was amazing. Careful planning with the tides, gave us a full day on the island and nothing disappointed. The Castle has undergone a fantastic revovation and there is lots of information on its restoration. The volunteers and staff were friendly and talked to us no end about the future plans for the property. The sun shone through the windows and hardly any wind! Seals to spot off the coast and the most stunning clear views ever. Great coffee shop found nearby and on your drive across the estuary, pull over and walk across the sand dunes to see the beautiful deserted beach. Truly inspiring place. XX
Lovely, small castle with a stunning view
duncanjensen, Copenhagen, Denmark
The placing of Lindisfarne castle is stunning. It's a long walk but absolutely worth it and it's beautiful too. The view from the castle is absolutely stunning and if you like old castles, this is a must. Remember to clock the tide or you might be stuck for hours on the island.
National Trust property
Julie M, Pontefract, United Kingdom
Very good place to peruse whilst on island. Took less than an hour. Interesting regarding design and architecture. The kitchen is great with lots to peruse.
Worth the walk
Phil C, Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Stunning views , great walks, allow as long as you can for a day visit to the Island ..... making sure you have clocked the tide times first .... parking is plentiful but you do have to pay (even if you are National Trust members) , then its a short walk to the village and along the coast to the castle , although you are able to get a coach from the carpark if you are not up to the walk. Nice walk to the castle , one side it the wetlands nature & bird reserve type are , the other side is the imposing coast , and in front of you looms the castle from its lofty vantage point. The castle looks huge from a distance , and then a lot smaller when you get up close , but then deceptively larger inside. Inside you'll find the once Castle , then holiday home for the rich , has been restored and presented very sympathetically, there is very little in the way of furniture , but it's still worth the trip around .... and don't be put off by the steep looking climb , it's a lot less grueling than it looks .... and I pride myself in being one of natures more lazy examples of man. The house and the walks can get little busy , especially during school holidays , tourist times & hot weather .... but the place is worth a visit , there is plenty more to see on the island too , not just the castle.
Waste of money
866kw, Telford, United Kingdom
Absolutely love the island. It’s one huge nature reserve. Definitely an AONB but the castle visit is a rip off at £20 for 2 adults. Don’t bother. Recognise the renovation but it’s a place of empty rooms - spartan relics and information boards. Really uninspired. I’m not a fan of the NT ever since I was employed there and experienced the internal workings first hand. However respect what they do. Nevertheless don’t be drawn into the castle- there’s more than enough of this beautiful island to see and explore without this ‘attraction’. You can appreciate the castle from outside. Again with the monastery - English Heritage. £8 pp to walk around what you can see most of from the gate entrance. Save your money!