Lindisfarne Castle

Important notice -

Lindisfarne Castle will be closing at the end of this month for major restoration: please note some rooms have been cleared already. Sunday 30 October will be the last day open to the public and the Castle will be closed until April 2018.

Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views

Lindisfarne Castle

Things to see and do


Looking after the North East Coast

We're proud to look after some amazing stretches of coastline in the North East, from the amazing wildlife on the Farne Islands to the iconic Lindisfarne Castle and Souter Lighthouse. We couldn't do what we do without your support, so thank you to everyone who enables us to continue our work. To find out more about the North East coast visit

Lindisfarne Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Walking near Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle walk 

Uncover Lindisfarne’s often-forgotten industrial past where a busy lime industry operated in the shadow of the castle in the late 19th century.

A walk on the track near Lindisfarne Castle

A Lindisfarne lap with Barbie Lutyens 

Join your guides, Barbie and Betty Lutyens, for an easy walk to explore the magnificent lime kilns, and stroll along grassy paths to the enchanting Jekyll garden.

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Lindisfarne Castle

Our work

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.

A Little Tern on the hut roof at the Long Nanny near Low Newton, on the Northumberland Coast

Use of Drones on the Northumberland Coast 

The use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. We are experiencing increasing issues with drones on our sites on the Northumberland Coast and we expect this to continue as the technology becomes more available. Below outlines in more detail why we do not allow drones to be flown at National Trust sites.

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A school group leaving Lindisfarne Castle

Visit with your group 

From school visits to history enthusiasts and ramblers we welcome all groups to Lindisfarne Castle and with entry discount there's even more reason to smile on your visit.

Lindisfarne Castle

Places to stay

St Oswalds cottage on Holy Island near Lindisfarne Castle

Book your holiday with us 

Do views across the harbour to Lindisfarne Castle from St Oswald's holiday cottage sound like your perfect holiday? Perhaps you'd prefer Risemoor set in the dunes near Newton Pool Nature Reserve, staying in Low Newton village square at Rockside, or even holidaying at Holy Island village with Glen House? We're sure to have a holiday cottage to suit you.

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Local produce on sale in the Lindisfarne shop

Holy Island shop

There's a wide range of items in the shop in the village on Holy Island. Our back garden is also open, offering a range of plants and garden gifts, all of which can be bought in the knowledge that all sales benefit the long term conservation work we carry out at the Castle.