- Remember to check our opening times
- On open days we are open for five hours
- If we are closed try the garden or lime kilns instead
- There is a steep climb up to the Castle, with cobbles underfoot
- Once inside there are steps, narrow passages, and low doorways
- The views from the Upper Battery are well worth the climb
- There is no café or tearoom in the Castle
- Try to visit when the Castle is quiet for the best experience
- We only have one toilet, don't rely on it being available
The wind indicator
The fact that our wind indicator is actually moved in real time by the wind means that not all of our visitors get to see it working. This is a little odd admittedly given the Castle's location, but believe it or not it is not always windy on Holy Island. It was commissioned nearly a century ago and was installed in 1913 and apart from some conservation work in 2006, it has been up there turning all that time.
The video was taken last autumn. At first it seems as though there's no sound but turn the volume up and you'll hear the mechanism squeaking a little bit.