Summer at Lindisfarne Castle

Come and enjoy the sunshine at Lindisfarne Castle this summer. With plenty of places to picnic, run around and enjoy the views. Daily activities for children and the Gertrude Jekyll garden in full bloom!

Our latest exhibition 'Now you see me' is running at the castle until 3 November. Full of unexpected stories from the castle's residents over the last 500 years - it tells tales as yet untold. 

There is a free children's trail running every day as well as themed activites including crafts, wildlife trails and castle attacks! 

Outside of the castle, there is a lot to explore. The castle crag is covered in wildflowers and the Gertrude Jekyll garden is a small yet perfectly formed jewel in the landscape; ablaze with summer colour and fragrance, Gertrude Jekyll designed it to be at its very best while Edward Hudson was enjoying his holiday home – Lindisfarne Castle. Wander across the field and take a seat amongst the flowers, listen to the sounds of the sea, buzzing bees and perhaps the ghostly sound of the seals on Ross Sands “singing” drifting over the Island.  If you spot a plant that you love and would like to take home with you to your own garden, the chances are we will have it in the plant section of our shop in the village.

If the kids need to run off some energy go for a walk around the castle headland where they can tick off some 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and ¾  - skim a stone, go birdwatching and fly a kite. With impressive views back towards the castle, the headland is great spot to get some sea air, spot seals swimming and to stop for a picnic. 

Whilst you’re wandering, be sure to go and see the impressive 19th Century Limekilns; the structure is beautiful and the scale surprising; the kilns are some of the best preserved examples in the UK. And they’re a great place for our younger visitors to enjoy a game of hide and seek!