Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle
Holy Island
TD15 2SH

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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 

Ticketing and entry prices for Lindisfarne Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket
Family 1
per ticket
Single 1
per ticket
Child 1
per ticket
Family 1
per ticket

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 at Lindisfarne Castle Historic sites Attraction Coach parking available
In coach park in the village
Credit / debit cards accepted at Lindisfarne Castle Historic sites Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
Toilet Facilities at Lindisfarne Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
Limited facilities available
Historic/arcitectural interest at Lindisfarne Castle Historic sites Attraction Historic/architectural interest
Car parking available at Lindisfarne Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
In the village 1 mile from the Castle. Pay and display, not National Trust.
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Worst NT Property ever!

Just visited this property today and what a disappointment. Empty rooms with small pedastal displays with bits of paper found under floorboards or broken clay pipes. Certainly not worth the £9 entrance fee.

Amazing castle

Fabulous day out. Accessed over the causeway (check the tide tables). Look out for wide variety of sea birds. Castle is accessed via a short stroll from the car park. Really interesting to wander around. There are tours which we missed so msy be worth checking times.

Soooo disappointing

kennedyinbah, Montrose, United Kingdom
Visited the castle today and there really is very little to see inside for the £9 entry fee! Lindisfarne was an enjoyable experience, but don’t waste your money going into the castle. The rooms are sparse and there is very little information about the castle. Enjoy the views from outside and at the lookout. Holy Island is worth a visit and we enjoyed the scenery and had a wonderful lunch.

So sad, disappointing, don't go !

We have loved this gem of a castle for years & understand that essential repairs for conservation to preserve the building had to be undertaken. Unfortunately the Trust have left just a shell. It is virtually bare,it feels soulless. As National Trust members of many years thankfully we didn't have to pay £9 per person, it's now very doubtful that we'll ever return. The current exhibition is basic, sparse & of very little interest. Do they really expect visitors to enjoy this ? Potentially Lindisfarne Castle could bring many visitors to this beautiful area but with what is now there or not instead of a beautifully evocative, period home with the background of a fortification - it was so sad to see everything gone. Will the Gertrude Jekyl garden be planted with cabbages to represent allotment food for the garrisons next. For foreigns visitors there seemed to be no information available, but in any event only one page per room, luckily not many people but nothing much to appreciate, read or look at. What are the Trust thinking ? For families this is certainly an expensive half hour visit. Very Poor indeed.

Bit of a Rip Off

LizH934, Glossop, United Kingdom
Read reviews before we went, and their website which assured the renovations were complete and exhibitions in place. I also double checked with the guide who assured me some rooms were furnished. So.. renovations excellently done but there really is nothing else to see. That would have been OK had the entrance fee not been £9 each - and beware they asked us to gift aid which we did - and that is added to the entrance not claimed from it so there was another £1 each on top. I know renovations have to be paid for but come on National Trust - you aren’t poor. All in all would advise you to walk round the outside To take photos and not pay the entrance

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