Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle
Holy Island
TD15 2SH

+44 01289 389244

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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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What a view

A really fun place to spend an hour or 2. Really friendly staff. It has brilliant views on the top of it.

Love this place!

235pearlw, Darlington, United Kingdom
We took a road trip to Holy Island today and perhaps we were lucky with the weather as it was glorious sunshine with very little breeze - perfect! The castle was closed but from what I can gather there’s not much to see inside anyway. The views on the way up to the castle are stunning of the harbour and the approaching castle. You can carry on walking past the castle and pick up the walk around the coastline - it’s beautiful I’d highly recommend it !

Blustery bluff

Snoz2013, London, United Kingdom
We walked from Holy Island’s main car park to Lindisfarne Castle. It was a very changeable day at the end of October and we got soaked twice on the way. The ticket office is in a shed like building. We then had a slippery path to the building, where we gratefully fell into the dry. There were good views from the terrace of the coast and the island settlement. The rooms have been left mostly bare this year to let the plaster dry out. In place of furniture were some art installations of dyed materials on what looked like clothes dryers. We did not really appreciate it, although the feedback board on how it affected you was a good idea. We then gingerly returned down the wet path and went across a field to admire the Gertrude Jekyll garden. As it was designed to peak in August it looked a bit sad, but this is not an easy place to garden. Glad we have been but would like to see it with some furniture next time.

Truly lovely

Customer909, Lanark, United Kingdom
A lot of money been spent in brining this place back to life and every penny been worth it. What Gym of a place. It is just a shame that there are so many dogs allowed to run around and dirty the place. It seems as this is an acceptable behaviour for dogs in nature reserves.


Joann K, Braintree, United Kingdom
An absolutely fine example of a well maintained castle and so worth a visit . Extremely interesting and loads to look at. The walk around the castle is also worth doing.

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