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
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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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Alan H,
Arriving by car over the road,when the tide was out was a magical experience. Making sure you returned before the tide turned was the realisation you could be cut of from the mainland like the medievil monks gave you a real sense of history

A day out.

232grahamm, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Lindisfarne is a GREAT place to visit, and the Castle was just one of the many places we visited on the two occasions we were on the Island, it was VERY windy the day we went, but the exercise was good for us. Well worth a visit.

What a let down!!!

Dan-Barnes87, Elland, England, United Kingdom
We visited Lindisfarne Castle for the second time (last time we came in December when the scaffolding was up and the castle was closed) We enjoyed the walk towards the castle but found it really difficult under foot. NOT GOOD FOR PUSHCHAIRS OR WHEELCHAIRS. We used our NT cards to get in and had a walk around the castle. We were really disappointed to see that with the building work that had taken place, the castle had been stripped from all its history. It looked as if you were walking around someone’s home that had just been plastered. The walls were bare and there were no exhibits around. You expect to see some swords or armour but here it’s just blank space with the odd wooden frame (supposedly art) not our cup of tea. The castle was good for the views but I wouldn’t rush here again until I know it has been re fitted with the history elements! When walking around the outside, we called at the Lime Kiln. Again we were disappointed. This smelt like a barn. There was sheep poo all over and we were unsure if it was water by the entrance or something else! You would’ve thought the NT would try to look after the area better. Really disappointed with our day!

Boxes, blankets and a bloody waste of time!

Tom S,
Me and some friends drove up to holy island (2h journey) with big hopes for this castle as we visit many around the north east, first off the island itself is beautiful and the views from the castle are amazing however after paying £7.30 to see a host of empty rooms with no historical information or furniture but to be met with large wooden structures strewn with linen which was apparently an “art exhibition” we felt robbed to say the least, the only information in the whole castle that we found was on the rebuild from 2011 which wasn’t interesting at all and to be frank the castle looked better in its older state, in conclusion as a favour to future visitors and tourists alike, i would recommend visiting the lindisfarne priory instead which is a far better experience for more or less the same price along with the priory museum and lime kilns near the coast, utter waste of time and money and im disappointed in the national trust to say the least! (If i could of rated lower than one circle i would have)

Spectacular castle in amazing position

Susan H, Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
The walk to and from the castle are as impressive as the castle itself. It was interesting to see the structure without its furniture as you could see the restored building in all its glory. The art installation was disappointing but is only temporary thankfully and as National Trust members we hadn’t paid on the door to see it. Been a few times and we love it here as much for the views as the building as it’s on such an impressive site.

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