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

Dates & times for Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

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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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blown away literally

Susannah H, Lincoln, United Kingdom
The walk to Lindsfarne castle needs a health warning at times. Nature can be harsh. The wind whips up and around this island especially on the way to the castle. The biggest issue i had was with the national trust signage. No pricing until you climbed up to the castle even though there was an opportunity at the bottom of the slope where other information could be found. Lovely gardens to the side of the castle across Moorland but be careful as im not joking about the 40mph solid wind eddies. i wouldnt take a young child as my partner was almost blown over.

Nice walk - scaffolding blocked our view

ScottishTemplar, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
When we were here there was scaffolding all over the castle so we didn’t get a great view. Given the scaffolding we decided to not pay to go in. However the walk up and back is lovely with great views out to see. It was worth it for the walk alone.

Scrap the "art"

Staycati0ner, Buckingham, United Kingdom
I have visited Lindisfarne Castle on several occasions and always enjoyed the visit. It's one of the few National Trust properties I would actually choose to live in. I knew this time that it was undergoing restoration, so there was a good reason to remove the furniture. But I wondered why someone had been allowed to leave some scrap timber and old blankets lying about. Was it a makeshift homeless shelter? To stop rainwater leaks from damaging the floor? Was someone airing their laundry? Apparently not: it was an "art installation". I'm not a Philistine, but I believe if a piece of art needs an explanation of its meaning (apparently the colours of the blankets represented the colours of the castle and landscape) then it's not working. This did not work on any level. I would have preferred empty rooms to appreciate their scale, architecture and construction, rather than this waste of space and (I presume) National Trust money. We were in the building for an hour or more (including the excellent introductory talk) and every single comment we heard from visitors (of all ages and types) was along the lines of "rubbish". We look forward to coming back when the furniture has been returned and the "artwork" has been put to good use. In one of the fireplaces, maybe?

Great Views Riduculous Art Exhibition

Nigel S, Cheddar, United Kingdom
Overall an interesting building to look round ( No furniture until end 2019) Scaffolding is all down now and great views and very interesting 15min talk by guides serveral times a day. But what a ridiculous uninspiring Art Exhibition. One wooden frame with 3 old blankets and a few flowers draped over it. And 3 other rooms with empty frames. Obviously far too cerebral for me... and I guess most

Wonderful, but...

James P,
Despite it being largely empty of furniture, given a major building conservation project against the elements, this was wonderful experience for the views and fantastic short talk by the staff member. The temporary exhibition by internationally renowned (??) artist added nothing to sense of place, time or experience. Perhaps an exhibition of local craft or tweed would have been more apposite? Maybe NT need to establish their own in house scaffolding company to save a small fortune on on their restoration works? How do the poor get access to NT properties?

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