Lindisfarne Castle

A year of stories, discoveries and contradictions in a castle (that’s not a castle), on an island (that’s not an island).

Lindisfarne Castle

Things to see and do

Lindisfarne Castle

What's on

Upcoming events

Past, Present, Future

Sun 24 Mar 2019
Inspired by both historic and contemporary reminiscences and stories, this exhibition brings together a selection of previously unseen artefacts from other collections around the country that all have a connection to the castle.

Now You See Me

Wed 03 Apr 2019
A castle that’s not a castle, on an island that’s not an island; these compelling contradictions form the idea behind our new exhibition ‘Now You See Me...’. With surprises around every corner, this family-friendly exhibition is yours to discover.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt 2019

Tue 09 Apr 2019
Follow the trail to learn about nature at Lindisfarne and win a chocolate treat when you finish. Explore the castle, the walled garden and the dramatic landscape. Trail cost is £2 per child. Admission prices apply.

Rock Pooling with a Ranger

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Join our rangers for a seashore safari and see what creatures you can find hiding in the rock pools.
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Our work

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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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.

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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