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Notice: Please note that the National Trust shop on Holy Island will be closed from the Monday 5th January until Saturday 14th February.
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.
- Call the Castle for specific opening information
- 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
- At high tide look for gannets and seals feeding off the headland
- The National Trust shop is open in accordance with the Castle where possible