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The Northeast Sights

Lindisfarne Castle

  • Marygate Map It
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

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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. Opening times are notoriously changeable—especially on Mondays outside of mid-summer—and are always dependant on weather and tides, so it's best to call ahead.

Sight Information


Marygate, Lindisfarne, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2SH, England

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Sight Details:

  • £7.80
  • Castle mid-Feb.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. and occasional Mon. (every Mon. in Aug.) 10–3; last admission 30 min before closing


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