Lindisfarne Castle

Important notice -

Lindisfarne Castle is now open ( closed Fridays) We recommend that all visitors, including members, pre-book their ticket via the booking link below.

A castle (that’s not a castle), on an island (that’s not an island).

Lindisfarne Castle

What's on

Please book ahead before visiting

The castle, shop, garden and grounds are open. To visit the castle we recommend that you pre-book a ticket by 8am on the day of your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. The National Trust app also has a booking button. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

The bridge leading to the Holy Island causeway near Lindisfarne Castle

Safe crossing times 

Lindisfarne Castle is on a tidal island. Before you book your visit, please check the safe crossing times to and from the island.

Summer at Lindisfarne Castle

Visiting Lindisfarne Castle: What you need to know 

Lindisfarne Castle is open to visitors until 30 October ( closed Fridays). We recommend pre-booking a ticket - a 2 week block of tickets is released on Thursdays. Please note that they do sell out very quickly. Here you'll find everything you need to know about what to expect from your visit.

black and white image of artist Paul Rooney, with the castle walls behind him.

Paul Rooney at Lindisfarne Castle - "Song ( After Nature)" 

‘Seal laments’ and other natural sounds of the Holy Island landscape – recorded by Frozen Planet sound recordist Chris Watson – have been transcribed into a richly layered cello composition created with renowned cellist and composer Gyda Valtysdottir

A receipt found in Lindisfarne Castle showing the name Hudson

The Lady of the Castle 

Nick, Collections and House Officer at Lindisfarne Castle, takes us on a journey of music, passion, heartbreak and unrequited love...

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.

Visitors walking into Low Newton with Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance

Spring on the Northumberland Coast 

There are lots of ways to have fun and make memories on the Northumberland coast this spring.

Summer walk

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.

Lindisfarne Castle

Things to see and do

A note from Edward Hudson, owenr of Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle digital guide 

Download our digital guide before you visit.

A dog walker near the boat sheds at Lindisfarne Castle

Visiting Lindisfarne with your dog 

There are lots of walking routes on Holy Island and your dog is welcome to join you on the land around the castle. There are some changes to be aware of when you bring your four legged friend onto the island.

Visitors in the forest at Cragside, Northumberland

Inland from the Northumberland Coast 

Ros Castle and St Cuthbert's Cave are great places for walking, for views and for soaking in the ancient history of this landscape.

Lindisfarne Castle


A ringed plover

Plovers in plight 

Creating space for the ringed plover on Lindisfarne

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Retail Spring 2019

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.

Lindisfarne Castle

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.

Lindisfarne Castle


Lindisfarne Castle

Art and collections

Our collections

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