Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust LINDISFARNE CASTLE
  • NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY
  • OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
  • GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN
  • WEDDING CEREMONIES
Sited atop the volcanic mound known as Beblowe Craig, Lindisfarne Castle is one of the most distinct and picturesque features of the Island and can be seen for many miles around.
 
Following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, the Castle was built in the 1550's using stones from the demolished Priory. In 1901, Edward Hudson (founder of Country Life magazine) negotiated its purchase from the Crown and in 1902 Sir Edwin Lutyens (the well-known architect) began the conversion to create the Edwardian country house you see today. The Walled Garden (originally the Fort's vegetable garden but re-designed by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911 as part of the conversion) lies to the north of the castle some 500m away. Her plans were recreated by the National Trust and planted for the 2003 season.
 
OPENING TIMES: For the convenience of its many customers, the National Trust produces schedule of varying opening times based on the Island's tidal accessibility, opening for 5 hrs per day. The Castle is also available for Weddings and Naming Ceremonies.
 
CAUSEWAY TIMES
Please note that the castle and Garden are closed on Mondays (except for Bank Holidays). Out of hours Castle tours can be arranged, please contact the Castle for further information - see contact details below.
For further information please contact
The Property Manager
Lindisfarne Castle - Holy Island
Berwick-upon-Tweed - TD15 2SH
Telephone: 01289 389244
lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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