Lindisfarne Castle conservation appeal

The exposed location of Lindisfarne Castle means that the fabric of the building is under constant pressure from the elements. The resulting problems such as penetrating damp, deterioration of stonework and pointing, and windows letting in water reached a point where action had to be taken

Lindisfarne Castle from the west showing project scaffolding
National Trust building surveyors on the scaffold at Lindisfarne

Looking after Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne Castle is in need of some major TLC. Which is not surprising when you consider the battering it takes from wind, rain and salt. The major conservation project now underway means that the castle is closed from 31 October 2016 to April 2018.

How the appeal adds up

  • Subject to the ravages of wind, rain and salt throughout its 460 year history
  • Lindisfarne is a grade I listed building
  • Many of the castle's 101 windows leak during heavy rain
Stone erosion at Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle Major Project 2016-2018

The exposed coastal location of Lindisfarne Castle means that the fabric of the building is under constant pressure from the elements. The time has come to undertake vital conservation work to safeguard the building for years to come.

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Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. By donating to our appeal, you will help us to act quickly to look after special places – wherever the need is greatest.

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