Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island: Hours, Address, Lindisfarne Castle Reviews: 4/5

Lindisfarne Castle
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50Ecosse
Scotland, UK127 contributions
Quaint and quirky.
Nov 2021
Would be better if the National Trust and English Heritage properties were open on weekdays in November, given that we and many others support both.
Not rocket science to have a LARGE notice before the causeway indicating how long you have for your stay before the tide comes in.
If you are worried about finding charging points for your car don't worry as there are numerous in the fields on the approach to the village, courtesy of Northumberland Council [ £4.50 for first 3 hours ]
Written November 25, 2021
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SharonJT67
Durham, UK4,913 contributions
Brisk walk around the exterior
Nov 2021 • Friends
We didn’t go inside but stuck to the external path taking in the magnificent views of the Northumberland coastline, it wasn’t too busy so plenty of photo opportunities without others in the range, lovely walk!
Written November 25, 2021
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Kevin W
Sheffield, UK86 contributions
Overcrowded!!!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We are National Trust members & love to visit historical houses.
We booked as stipulated on the website. We were surprised that when we got to the castle people were being allowed entry without booking. Now this would be OK on a large property and we assumed that not many people were visiting.
How wrong could we be! The castle was packed, far too many people in normal times, let alone when trying to social distance. With very small rooms and narrow passages, this is not the place to get as many visitors in as possible.
There was a special event called "limelight", it looked very interesting but the high number of people queuing in the very narrow corridor meant that we didn't even try to see it.
A fantastic property to explore, spoilt by overcrowding. Disappointing
Written October 26, 2021
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N D
Lincolnshire, UK870 contributions
Not a Lot to See
Oct 2021 • Couples
The castle is small and consists of mainly empty rooms. Despite this, it was visited by a flood of visitors on the day we visited.
You can buy timed tickets online, even if you are a member. We visited the castle and the priory within 2 and a half hours.
Wrap up warm!
Written October 21, 2021
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Steve-and-Andie
Lancaster, UK3,269 contributions
Historic site with views
Sep 2021
Lovely castle built on a 30m high volcanic plug. Great views but was expecting to see more inside. The 3D video show was interesting. Knowledgeable friendly staff on hand to answer any questions.
Also in the vicinity are the walled garden, a disused lime kiln and shingle beach.
Booking is a must as staff were turning people away who hadn't booked their visit.
Visiting the island is by causeway that is open for around 7 hours between high tides. Check out tide tables before visiting. The castle is about 20 minutes walk from the pay and display car park. The only machine we found that took card payments was near the car park entrance otherwise it is cash or payment over the phone.
Written October 18, 2021
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ccredBuckinghamshire
Hazlemere, UK143 contributions
Great castle with a wonderful history. Fabulous views
Oct 2021
Well worth a visit to this great castle with a wonderful history. Superb views from this castle , quite a walk to get there but worth it.
Written October 15, 2021
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Cookie
2 contributions
Costly for the view
Oct 2021 • Couples
Nice walk up to the castle and beautiful views from the battlements. Disappointing inside - very little to see. Weird 3D film in what was once the most interesting part of the castle, the ship room. Where has it gone NT? And as for the ‘waves’ over the bed…what was that all about? Trying to mix old with new just doesn’t work and it ends up being a confusing mess. A costly experience if you’re not already a member.
Written October 15, 2021
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Kate S
Manchester, UK143 contributions
Well worth a visit but make sure you check tide times
Oct 2021 • Family
This is a striking building with an interesting history, and stunning surrounding views. The staff were very helpful and friendly.
We’re National Trust members so the entrance fee is covered by our membership.

Make sure you check tide times before booking, Holy Island is only small and if you get stuck there for more time than you’d planned you would easily run out of things to do, particularly if the weather isn’t great.
Written October 10, 2021
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Andrew G
Melrose, UK22 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2021 • Couples
Sunday 3/10/21
You pink ladies who ran the show
Woooooow!!!!!!!
Nina the spaniel has four new mums and Jane and Andrew have restored faith in human kind
You guys are amazing
All you island ladies say ho
Lots of love
Nina, Jane and Andrew xx
Written October 3, 2021
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Jeremy BM
40 contributions
Lovely area
Sep 2021
The walk to the Castle, & the surrounding area was breath-taking
Staff were friendly
However, there was surprisingly little to see inside of the castle, other than a clever 3D film
Written September 26, 2021
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