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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Ancient Castle

Lynne M,
Didn't get to see inside the castle as limited time due to tide and crossing times. Disappointed to see that payment was necessary. It seems that everywhere you visit is like this nowadays. Atmospheric, ancient castle to look at......taking you back to the time of St Cuthbert. Great sea and scenic views once you have arrived at the castle.

Interesting, and beautiful views

louiseq30, Royston, United Kingdom
The castle is about three quarters of a mile from the town - lovely walk. Quite a steep walk for the final approach. The guides were very friendly and helpful. The castle small but well restored and its history explained well. The views are spectacular.

Loved it!

521barbaraj, Bellerby, United Kingdom
This castle has such a warm romantic feel to it. Very warm welcome from the staff and wonderful views of Holy Island. Read everything as it will add to your enjoyment of the castle. We are NT members but would say for those who aren't it is well worth paying the £9.00 entry fee.

Worthwhile restoration

Sharon V,
I love Lindisfarne. Crossing the causeway feels like a shedding of busyness and like entering a different realm. The walk to the castle is not too long and really pleasant in clear weather. The views are bracing and you can see Bamburgh Castle across the water. The Castle belongs to the National Trust. They have completed a lengthy restoration, and now this compact castle which was last restored in the 1920's is lovely to experience. Its not the biggest castle - so 60-90 minutes is ample. However, it is great to sit on the battlements, enjoy the views, and just be. On the walk back to the village we stopped at the Holy Island Life exhibit. Can't miss this low modern but attractive building. It holds the opinions and thoughts of the Island's residents regarding the rhythm of life, the changes of the past century and info about birds etc.

Interesting castle

andreaat62, Harrow, United Kingdom
We had to wait until 3pm to get across causeway. As requested we parked in car park and waited for shuttle bus. After a while and because the castle closes at 4pm with last admission at 3.30pm we decided to walk to castle. As pensioners it took us 25 minutes to walk to the castle in pouring rain and wind and hail. Once there we enjoyed the visit and the guides are very animated and enthusiastic. Especially Robert! We were told that the bus was not running that day. It would have been helpful to have that information displayed in the car park. Perhaps on slow days....which due to the weather this was... allow over 65s to park in the disabled car park.

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