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.
Closed but striking
Michael W, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Unfortunately we could not get into this castle as it is currently undergoing a major renovation. But one can still Walk very close and get a good feel for the location and importance if this place
Closed due to renovation
jon0269, Cupar, United Kingdom
The castle is closed at the moment and a notice states it is due to open this year but by the looks of all the scaffolding on it I would not hold my breath. If you are thinking of visiting the castle it is essential to check the internet first to make sure it's going to be open.
Great to view
ken w, wigton
It was a very cold and windy day, not the best day to visit but the wind seemed a predominant part of the island. Cold but worth a visit!
Good walk but castle Closed!
Dan-Barnes87, Elland, England, United Kingdom
We visited Lindisfarne Castle at the end of December. We managed to choose a lovely but brisk day for a walk but unfortunately we couldn’t go into the castle as it was closed for maintenance works. This was rather disappointing as we had been recommended to visit. The walk around the area is good, some of the access is very good and I would even say it could be possible with a wheelchair but the terrain changes at the other side of the castle. We will definitely be returning in the near future to explore the castle.
Unfortunately closed until spring 2018.
Sue A, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
We visited the Holy Island and unfortunately found the castle was closed. However, we had a nice walk round the edge of the scaffolded building and up to the sweet little garden designed by the great gardener, Gertrude Jekyll. This must look stunning in the right season as it was still lovely in November. Well done to the workers who maintain it. So, just hope all the scaffolding is worth it!