Lindisfarne Castle

Important notice -

Parts of the castle will remain covered by scaffolding until September due to ongoing conservation work.

An inspiring year of art and architecture within a unique 16th-century castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Things to see and do

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden near Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Summer at Lindisfarne Castle 

This year the experience at Lindisfarne Castle is slightly unusual, and it definitely isn’t “business as usual”. Reopening after a major conservation project and with re-plastered walls that need to dry out, the castle is not as you know it.


Anya Gallaccio 'dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light'

Discover the inspiration behind artist Anya Gallaccio's Lindisfarne Castle installation "dreamed about the flowers that hide from the light".

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What's on

Upcoming events

Rock pool ramble

Fri 31 Aug 2018
Join the coastal rangers for a family rock pool ramble behind Lindisfarne Castle. Join us on a hunt for crabs, starfish and anemones and tick off some of your 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4 - "check out the crazy creatures in a rock pool"...
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Our work

A joiner working on the roof under the canopy at Lindisfarne Castle

Conservation project is drawing to a close 

An update, as the castles conservation project begins to draw to a close

Conservator Sarah - Jane Fox uncovering the wall paintings at Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle conservation project reveals rare wall paintings 

During the £3 million restoration of Lindisfarne Castle, we made a rather unexpected discovery; beautiful, intricate wall paintings that our expert conservators believe are likely to date back to the mid – late 17th century.

Our work at Lindisfarne Castle

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Cushions, blankets and crockery, a sample of our spring 2018 home collection

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.

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Places to stay

St Oswalds cottage on Holy Island near Lindisfarne Castle

Holiday on the Northumberland Coast

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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A school group leaving Lindisfarne Castle

Group visits to Lindisfarne Castle

We welcome all groups to Lindisfarne Castle, from school visits to history enthusiasts and ramblers. Alongside the Castle, there is plenty to see and do around the site.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Lindisfarne Castle on the National Trust Collections website