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3. Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle

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Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle

Holy Island, or Lindisfarne is the site of one of the earliest Christian monasteries in the British Isles, which had the unfortunate distinction of suffering frequent raids by the Vikings. Today there is a romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, which was transformed by the architect Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home. The island can be accessed via a 3 mile causeway at low tide.
Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
•    Tudor castle converted into an Edwardian home
•    Intimate decoration and design by Lutyens
•    Perched atop a rocky island crag, accessible only by causeway
•    Charming Getrude Jekyll walled-garden
•    Fantastic views of Farne Island and Bamburgh Castle
•    Well-preserved lime kilns

Holy Island can only be reached by vehicle or on foot via a 3 mile causeway, which is closed from 2 hours before high tide until 3 hours after. Tide tables are printed in local newspapers, on Northumberland County Council 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. Emergency WC only; otherwise nearest WC in village 1 mile from castle

Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle Address:        
Lindisfarne Castle
Holy Island
TD15 2SH
England, UK

Lindisfarne Castle Opening Times:
17th March – 28th October, times vary, Tuesday to Sunday 
27th December – 30th December, 10.30am – 3.00pm, Thursday to Sunday 
16th February – 24th February, times vary, Monday to Sunday
All year, 10.00am - dusk, Monday to Sunday
Bank Holiday Mondays (including Scottish Bank Holidays)
Lindisfarne is a tidal island accessed via a 3 mile causeway at low tide therefore the castle opening times vary depending on the tides.
On open days the castle will open for 4½hrs, which will always include 12.00pm – 3.00pm
It will open either 10.30am – 3.00pm or 12.00pm - 4.30pm
The NT flag will fly only when castle is open
To obtain a copy of the tide tables and detailed opening times send s.a.e to Lindisfarne Castle stating which month you wish to visit
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Lindisfarne Castle Admission:
Gift Aid
Adult £5.80
Child £2.90
Family £14.50
Adult £5.27
Child £2.63
Family £13.18
Garden only (Gift Aid)
Adult £1.00
Child Free
Garden only (standard)
Adult 90p
Child Free
Guided group visits (10+) outside normal hours £6.50, NT members £4.50

T  +44 (0)1289 389244

F  +44 (0)1289 389909

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