Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust

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

Admission charges


  • National Trust

Collection details


Key artists and exhibits

  • Edwin Lutyens
  • Gertrude Jekyll
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Lindisfarne Castle Resource Pack

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 for more information.

What's In a Building?

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

How to obtain

Call 01289 389244 or email for more information.

Lindisfarne Castle - National Trust
Holy Island
TD15 2SH

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01289 389244


01289 389909

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