Eating & shopping
Christmas sale starts 18th December
Christmas is here and when you are passing Holy Island, remember the shop in the village stocks a great range of gift ideas and decorations, along with seasonal nibbles and the rest. We still have a large selection of non-festive local books and outdoor gear to home accessories and kitchen wares, including designs exclusive to the National Trust by artists Alex Clark and Fiona Howard.
Back after a very successful first year, our back yard is open once again for garden and plant sales including surplus flowers and vegetables from the Gertrude Jekyll Garden.
The Wind Indicator
On display Lindisfarne Castle's Entrance Hall, Macdonald Gill's impressive Wind Indicator has been wowing visitors for decades. The painted panel, which was installed in 1913, shows a map of Holy Island and the Northumberland coast complete with a line of fortress and the fleeing Spanish Armada surrounding the circular wind dial.
Inspired by this design, we have created a unique range of products exclusive to our shop. Gill's vibrant colours and playful compostition make for attractive and memorable gifts.
Located in the back yard of our shop, our garden offers a variety of hardy perennials and self-seeding annuals. Coupled with our plants, why not enhance your garden with one of our many garden accessories?
In the summer, we are sometimes fortunate enough to have a stock of surplus flowers and vegetables from the Gertrude Jekyll Garden just up the road at Lindisfarne Castle.
Every penny you spend in our shop goes towards our crucial conservation work at Lindisfarne Castle. So the next time you buy a postcard your 50p will be contributing to replacing the Castle's leaking windows, getting a clock repaired, or restoring our distinctive brick floors.