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Lindisfarne Castle

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Tour from Edinburgh
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Fantastic Castle A Must See

Visited here and was amazed by the castle after having a good look round. The island is also fantastic. If you are able and get the chance you must visit this majestic place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard C
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here and was amazed by the castle after having a good look round. The island is also fantastic. If you are able and get the chance you must visit this majestic place.

Thank Richard C
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lindisfarne Castle was built in 1550. In 1901, it became the property of a publishing magnate, the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The National Trust now owns the Castle and have kept to that period and it looks as it might have done in the very... More 

Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for a walk with your family and friends with or without a dog. Historically interesting and informative.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Always check the tide tables beforehand over the Causeway in a car. This is a must see area of outstanding beauty. Bought a map from the National Trust and although the castle was closed there is a superb walk including a hide stop off around the Nature reserve. The castle is very impressive and it was a great place to... More 

Thank Mary L
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We absolutely love Lindisfarne and try to visit twice a year. The island is beautiful and has a very important place in the history of Christianity in England. Do your research before you visit. Walk to the castle, taking in Gertrude Jekyll's garden and come back along the sea to the ancient priory and the church. Some practical tips. Always... More 

Thank Nigel H
Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Shamefully an hour from home and this was my first visit. The causeway is a lottery with the tidal blockages. However given smartphone popularity you can find visiting and high tide times. The car park is a respectful distance from the island village with reasonable tariffs. The village has a variety of cafes, shops, bars, hotels and visitor centres which... More 

Thank Are_we_there_yet158
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We did not go in as it was closed but have been in in the past and love it.we just had a walk around outside this time. looking at the Castle and the views of the island and sea.we all had a good walk me dad mum and the dog.and had a good laugh when dad slipped on the wet... More 

Thank 24ice
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Famously the castle was built of stones from the ruins of the Priory having been gutted by Henry 8th. The castle today reflects a time was it was occupied by Edward Hudson a wealthy publisher and socialite who persuaded Sir Edward Lutyens to create a country house castle. The national trust have kept to that period and it looks as... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit on the last day of opening this year before the castle shuts down for extensive restoration work. Visiting out if season has its benefits - you get to see things at your own pace and get some great photos without a load of people in them! The walk to the castle was fine for... More 

Thank ruthielicious85
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Worth the walk, I've decided if I win the lottery this will be our new home, its magnificent and must have been a great place to live. Many of the rooms are furnished with great attention to detail. The lime kilns at the front of the house are also good to explore

Thank Paul R

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