The location of Lindisfarne Castle, on Holy Island, is unsurpassable. From its Tudor origins as a stronghold to offer protection to the island to its use in Edwardian times as a retreat from the bustle of London, the Castle has been an atmospheric and intriguing location for centuries.
Where is Lindisfarne Castle located?
Lindisfarne Castle is located on Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. Access is via a tidal causeway, 5 miles east of the A1. Visitors should check online for safe crossing times before visiting.
What is the history of Lindisfarne Castle to the present day?
Built more than 400 years ago to defend the harbour of Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle was seen by Elizabeth I as a means of protecting England from Scotland, Spain and France. Soldiers were stationed there for more than 300 years, only leaving in 1893.
The castle was purchased in 1901 by Mr Edward Hudson, who used it as a holiday home, employing Sir Edwin Lutyens to make it more comfortable for guests. In 1944, the castle passed into the hands of the National Trust.
What is there to see and do at Lindisfarne Castle?
Visitors can explore the castle and grounds, and there is a programme of events throughout the year.