Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust

Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust
Holy Island
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 2SH
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle

E-mail

lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01289 389244

Fax

01289 389909

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home. Dramatically perched on a rocky crag and accessible over a causeway at low tide only, the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect. Originally a Tudor fort, it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. The small rooms are full of intimate decoration and design, with windows looking down upon the charming walled garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll. Holy Island can only be reached by vehicle or on foot via a 3ml causeway, which is closed from 2 hours before high tide until 3 hours after. Tide tables are printed in local newspapers, on Northumberland CC website and displayed at the causeway. To avoid disappointment check safe crossing times before making a long/special journey. No large bags, pushchairs or rucksacks inside castle, please.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£5, child £2.50, family (2 adults & accompanying children under 18) 12.50. Garden only: £1, child Free. Guided group visits outside normal hours £6, NT members £4.

Collection details

Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Edwin Lutyens
  • Gertrude Jekyll
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Lindisfarne Castle

  • 13 September 2014

Explore Lindisfarne Castle - converted into a summer holiday home for Edward Hudson by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Admission to Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island off the North Northumberland coast. Access to island by causeway which closes twice a day with the high tide. Contact Castle for advice and information.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/lindisfarne-castle

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Lindisfarne Castle Resource Pack

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-lindisfarnecastle.htm

Explore the castle with Black Jack! Our resource pack should help teachers plan visits to this historic site.

How to obtain

Call 01289 389244 or email lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

What's In a Building?

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-lindisfarnecastle.htm

Explore the shapes, forms and materials in Lutyens' holiday home.

How to obtain

Call 01289 389244 or email lindisfarne@nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.

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