Our work

The Castle is mixture of different architectural styles and materials © RAF Boulmer

The Castle is mixture of different architectural styles and materials

Looking after Lindisfarne

Our main goal at Lindisfarne is to conserve and protect the building and its contents for future generations - as well as our own - to enjoy. Our next big project is our 5-yearly Building survey and our much-needed Conservation Management Plan, which will help guide future decisions for staff long after we are all gone.

 

Lindisfarne's solar system

Photovoltaic installation on Lindisfarne Castle roof

Photovoltaic installation on Lindisfarne Castle roof

Back in February 2012, two banks of photovoltaic solar panels were installed on the eastern roof of the Castle. The process, from planning to installation and beyond, has overcome many diverse issues and complications and has now resulted in panels that provide the Castle with over 10,000kWh of electricity per year.

Our collection online

The National Trust’s entire collection database is now online. This project is ongoing and is updated daily, so now anyone can see what is on offer in our places.

Search our collection online here

Going, going, gone?

At an auction in 2007, we acquired an unusual painting of the Castle from 1877, showing the lime kilns alight - one of only two we know about that do. Problem was, it was a bit dirty.

Wind of change

In 2006, our wind indicator was taken down for conservation. This was the first time it had been off the wall since its installation in 1913. Nearly a century of dirt and atmospheric pollution had taken their toll.

Herring aid

Brick floors in the Castle were laid during the Lutyens renovation in a Herringbone pattern which he often used. Being on the floor, they're exposed and are easily damaged but there's a clever solution.

Some jobs are left to the professionals

There are some jobs that are beyond the property staff © National Trust/Nick Lewis

There are some jobs that are beyond the property staff

Stone Technical Services visit each year to check the Crag and masonry that's out of our reach.

Extreme weed-killing

Sometimes you just have to ask for help © National Trust / Nick Lewis

Sometimes you just have to ask for help

Red Valerian was planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1906, but its beautiful pinkish flower is deceptive.

Wedding crashers

Stone Technical Services provide a range of technical service to the Castle © National Trust/Nick Lewis

Stone Technical Services provide a range of technical service to the Castle

Bride Louise received quite a surprise when one of the Stone workers appeared bearing gifts.

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