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Lindisfarne Castle

TD15 2SH, England
+44 1289 389244
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Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and The Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh
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“holiday home” (43 reviews)
“national trust” (121 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (52 reviews)
TD15 2SH, England
+44 1289 389244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's impossible to go to the Holy Island and not visit the impressive Lindisfarne Castle. Unfortunately, the castle is currently under extensive restoration so it's impossible to visit the Attraction at firsthand. As such, very much this has been completed by the time of my...More

Thank stevebG6121BX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over to Lindisfarne from Seahouses to see the castle and the Gertrude jekyll garden on top of the hill. The castle was under wraps, with scaffolding and the garden looked in need of TLC. This is an island in the North Sea and...More

Thank drlynndevonuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to visit in 2016 while the castle was still open. It makes a great day trip, driving across the causeway to a small island and walking up to the castle. When the work is completed it will be worthwhile. It's quite a...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful place, it is a shame about the scaffolding but it doesn't spoil the walk and views. It was a warm sunny day when I visited which made my time here even nicer. Thoroughly recommend and will be back again.

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle would normally be a highlight of a visit to Holy Island. But it is closed until September 2018 . The National Trust do have a notice at the entrance gate, which is is some 750 metres from the rest of the village. Lots...More

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle last year albeit briefly. This year on visiting the island , we learned that the National Trust have closed the castle for 12 months to undertake substantial structural work. We are posting this as advance warning to anyone who visits the...More

Thank Fraser L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never got to experience the castle as it is closed for the summer, more advertisement about closure should be made available! The impressive scaffolding is worth a see though!

Thank duncanjackson1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not suitable for disabled l have a rollator and it was extremely difficult to get up the hill.

Thank 94LizG
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk round although a lot of people was still pleasant.Unfortunately castle is covered in scaffolding as being restored at the moment so not good for photos. Nice crab sandwiches if a bit expensive

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very much enjoyed visiting the castle, not on this visit but a couple of years ago, really interesting Edwardian Interiors and fantastic views from the battlements. Scaffolding over the castle at the moment.

Thank Sophie39
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terry s
Why are these people moaning about Lindisfarne castle , yes it's a bit of a walk and the entrance is a tad expensive , but it's history ,it's iconic and that's why people visit these attractions. Chill.
11 October 2016|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
Note this is a National Trust Property so if you have your card entry is free
Does shuttle bus to castle from car park run on a Wednesday and how often
27 July 2016|
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Response from Helen C | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure about the shuttle bus service as my husband and I travelled by car onto the Island. However, I seem to remember reading that there is a regular shuttle bus service and it runs throughout the week.
Hello- are dogs allowed in the castle // castle area? Thx
16 February 2015|
Response from Bethany P |
Dogs are allowed on the island and around the castle grounds on a leash, but not in the castle building itself. There are dog 'parking' ties near the reception area, but I'm not sure if anyone monitors them in case they are... More