Things to do in Scottish Borders
Description: On Holy Island, this castle was built to protect the area against all comers. Converted into a baronial style home in 1903, by Sir Edwin Lutyens it now has a beautiful interior of antique Flemish and English furniture, porcelain and brass.
Situation – OS ref: NU 136417
How to get there:
Safe crossing times.
By car: Turn left, off the A1 south of Berwick upon Tweed, along the road signposted Beal and Holy Island. Car parks on the island.
By public transport: Regular bus service from Berwick upon Tweed
Seasonal opening details (2009):
Opening arrangements from March 2009
14 Mar– 1st Nov 09
Times vary - Tues,Wed,Thurs,Fri, Sat, Sun.
27 Dec–29 Dec 09
10am to 3pm Mon, Tues and Sunday.
Open daily 10am till dusk.
14th March till 1st Nov - Open daily
As Lindisfarne is a tidal island, times vary so that visitors may reach the island at low tide – the castle is open for just over 4 hrs and always 12noon to 3pm.
Parking is about 1 mile from the Castle. No toilets on site.
Adult £6.30, child £3.10, family (2 adults & accompanying children under 18) £15.70.
Garden only: £1, child free.
Guided group visits (10+) outside normal hours £8.50, NT members £5
Tel: 01289 389244
01289 389253 (Shop)
Nature Reserve on the island.
Lindisfarne Priory and the Heritage Centre nearby.
Remember to check the Crossing Times before setting out.
Web link: (where appropriate):
Places to stay nearby:
Local towns and villages:
Holy Island Village
Berwick upon Tweed