Lindisfarne Castle

Important notice -

The outdoor spaces and shop at Lindisfarne castle are open. The castle will re-open on 22 May. You will need to book your visit in advance - tickets will be available from 14 May. You will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

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Lindisfarne Castle

What's on 

Please book ahead before visiting

The castle, garden and grounds will reopen from 22 May. To visit the castle you will need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we'll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Lindisfarne Castle (22 May - 23 May)

Sat 22 May 2021
Book your timed entry to visit Lindisfarne Castle.
Summer at Lindisfarne Castle

Visiting Lindisfarne Castle: What you need to know 

Lindisfarne castle will reopen on 22 May for pre-booked visits. Tickets will be available from 14 May for that week.

Limelight at Lindisfarne Castle

Limelight at Lindisfarne Castle 

Limelight, a new art installation at Lindisfarne inspired by the island’s dramatic Northumberland coastal setting. Coming soon.

The Gertrude Jekyll Garden near Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Summer at Lindisfarne Castle 

Find out what's on offer at Lindisfarne castle this summer

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.

Lindisfarne Castle


A ringed plover

Plovers in plight 

Creating space for the ringed plover on Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne Castle


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