Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island

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Lindisfarne Castle is a 16th-century castle located on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, much altered by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901. The island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Although closed at the moment it looks as if this will be a great place to visit when it reopens. You can walk up to it but because of the scaffolding etc there is little to see at the moment.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We went to Holy Isalnd to look at the castle but it is undergoing restoration and is closed to the public. I gues we could have checked before but there was nothing to say it was closed before we paid...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Lovely place to walk on a sunny day. Great facilities and paths. All well laid out and maintained. Always nice to visit.  more »
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  • This is truly a majestic castle. I just happened to see it off in the distance while driving from Edinburgh to Birmingham. I was so glad that I had time and could pull off the road to see it up close. I got a wonderful picture that I had printed on personalized note cards. I still use them for all occasions.
  • We have had a couple of family holidays in Northumbria and always visit Holy Island and especially Lindisfarne Castle. The trip across the causeway is an experience in itself, but a visit to the castle is at least up there. The walk along from the village really sets the scene as the castle gradually gets closer; perched high on a rocky crag, it's truly majestic. Old boats have been upturned and made into huts and one of these is where you pay to get in and once you've climbed the steep stone path you enter the castle proper. I found all the rooms fascinating. I'm into castles and this one is another favourite. You can really get a feel for living here in a dark winter with the sea crashing against the rocks below. Make sure you climb all the way up to stand on the old gun battery which has fine views along the mainland. A walk around the island from the castle completes a magical trip.
  • when i went it was a bit annoying as i wanted to go inside but they had scaffolding round it and were renovating the building, but anyway it is a nice walk to the castle and if you bring your dog clean up the waste or it's a £1000 fine! be careful walking on the beach as it is extremely slippy.
  • One of my favourite castles because of where it is. Make sure you check the tide schedule so you don't get stuck on Holy Island. The history here is a wonderful story and worth the time to find out about. The church and many other places on the island are all part of the puzzle of St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert. The drive over the causeway is also a great experience, every time I've managed to spot either seals or interesting birds!
  • Out of action for restoration for the next two years or so. An impressive building from the exterior.

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