Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust LINDISFARNE CASTLE
  • NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY
  • THE LIME KILNS
  • GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN
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.
 
During 2017 the National Trust regret that they have been forced to close the castle to enable vital restoration work to take place. It is currently planned to reopen during April 2018. The Gertrude Jekyll Garden, the Lime Kilns and the shop remain open.
 
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Please note: except for Bank Holidays, the castle garden is normally closed on Mondays. Additionally, because of the current castle closure, out-of-hours castle tours cannot be arranged. For further information please contact the Castle at the contact details given below.
The Property Manager
Lindisfarne Castle - Holy Island
Berwick-upon-Tweed - TD15 2SH
Telephone: 01289 389244
lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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