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Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle was built as a defensive fort in the mid-16th century, using stone from the dissolved priory. In 1901, it was bought by Edward Hudson, the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it completely refurbished by Sir Edwin Lutyens as a holiday home. The garden was designed by Lutyens' friend, Gertrude Jekyll. Views and shoreline walks on this sometimes bleak island.

NB Holy Island is only accessible at certain times via a causeway across the sea that is covered twice a day. The tides come in very quickly; check carefully before setting out and be sure you have time to cross.

Image - Pixabay.

Post Code: TD15 2SH
Main Historic Period: Edwardian
Tip/Nearby: Lindisfarne Priory, Church and museums on the island.
Primary Management: National Trust
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