The Northeast Sights



Lindisfarne Castle Review

Reached during low tide via a causeway from the mainland, this castle appears to grow out of the rocky pinnacle on which it was built 400 years ago, looking for all the world like a fairy-tale illustration. In 1903 architect Sir Edwin Lutyens converted the former Tudor fort into a private home that retains the original's ancient features. Across several fields from the castle is a walled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. Call ahead for times, as they change with the tides.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Marygate, Lindisfarne Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2SH | Map It
  • Phone: 01289/389244
  • Cost: £7
  • Hours: Castle Mar.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. (also Mon. in Aug.) 10–3 or noon–5; Nov.–early Dec., alternate weekends 10–3. Last admission 30 mins before closing
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  • Location: Lindisfarne (Holy Island)
Updated: 06-10-2013

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