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Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views
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.
Before visiting please check the tide timetable to see safe crossing times for the Holy Island causeway and the latest opening times for the Castle.
We are gearing up for the new open season and our opening arrangements can be found on the opening times page.
Our new season starts on Saturday 16 February 2013.
Always check the safe crossing times before visiting.
At this time of year...
- Call the Castle for detailed opening information
- When visiting in the summer, why not take advantage of the weather and bring a picnic?
- To get the best Island experience come over before the tide comes in, and stay until it goes out
- Spot some seals on the beaches opposite at low tide and below the Castle at high tide
- Borrow some binoculars to help you enjoy the wonderful wildlife and views
- Fly a kite on the headland - bring your own or borrow one from us