Lindisfarne Castle

Important notice -

Opening times for September and October are now confirmed, please check opening times tab. Please note the Upper Gallery and West Bedroom have had all collection items removed for building works.

Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views

Lindisfarne Castle

Things to see and do


Looking after the North East Coast

We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic Lindisfarne Castle and Souter Lighthouse. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work. To find out more about the North East coast visit

Lindisfarne Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Rockpool Ramble

Sat 28 May 2016
Join our rangers for a rockpooling session at Lindisfarne Castle. Hunt for crabs, sea anemones, and starfish and see what other crazy creatures you can find amid the seaweed on Northumberland's beautiful coast.

Rockpool Ramble

Sun 21 Aug 2016
Join our rangers for a ramble at Lindisfarne Castle - join the hunt for crabs, sea anemones, and starfish. See what other crazy creatures hide amid the seaweed on Northumberland's beautiful coast.
Walking near Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle walk 

Uncover Lindisfarne’s often-forgotten industrial past where a busy lime industry operated in the shadow of the castle in the late 19th century.

A walk on the track near Lindisfarne Castle

A Lindisfarne lap with Barbie Lutyens 

Join your guides, Barbie and Betty Lutyens, for an easy walk to explore the magnificent lime kilns, and stroll along grassy paths to the enchanting Jekyll garden.

Lindisfarne Castle


Lindisfarne Castle

Our work

Lindisfarne Castle shown beyond the remains of two jetties

Battling the elements 

The exposed location of Lindisfarne Castle causes the fabric of the building to be under constant pressure from the elements. This is contributing to several problems with the building including penetrating damp and is putting contents at risk (particularly paintings and frames). The castle now requires significant investment to improve the building fabric and make it weatherproof.

A section of wall after work by stone masons to remove pointing

Trials building works at Lindisfarne 

Lindisfarne Castle always has had problems with water ingress and high humidity and it always will; that is just a fact of life given our location. However we can better manage the problem and steps are being taken to better understand the problem, and try out new ways of lessening the impact the weather has on this old fort.

Lindisfarne Castle from the north east

Our work 

From conducting building surveys on our castle, to managing the conservation of our land to benefit our animal residents, our conservation work is on going.

Lindisfarne Castle


A school group leaving Lindisfarne Castle

Visit with your group 

From school visits to history enthusiasts and ramblers we welcome all groups to Lindisfarne Castle and with entry discount there's even more reason to smile on your visit.

Lindisfarne Castle

Places to stay

St Oswalds cottage on Holy Island near Lindisfarne Castle

Book your holiday with us 

Do views across the harbour to Lindisfarne Castle from St Oswald's holiday cottage sound like your perfect holiday? Perhaps you'd prefer Risemoor set in the dunes near Newton Pool Nature Reserve, staying in Low Newton village square at Rockside, or even holidaying at Holy Island village with Glen House? We're sure to have a holiday cottage to suit you.