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Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne: 13 reviews and 48 photos

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by gosiaPL

Lindisfarne Castle is not the oldest structure on the Holy Island but it sure is one of its most distinct and best known features. It sits on top of a volcanic mound and offers picturesque view from the top deck, and itself can be seen from a few miles.

It was built only in mid 16th c. in defence of the kingdom against Scottish attacks. It was constructed of stones taken from the demolished Priory - that's owed to king Henry VIII and his dissolution of the monasteries! Lindisfarne was turned into a military stronghold then.

Nowadays the castle is maintained by the National Trust - for visiting details check the website that I've provided below.

Movie lovers may find it interesting that Roman Polanski's "Cul-de-Sac" (1966) was shot on Lindisfarne and in the Castle :-)

Address: Holy Island, Lindisfarne, TD15 2SH
Directions: You'll see it from a distance, no worry!
Phone: 01289 389244
Website: http://www.holy-island.info/lindisfarnecastle

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2003
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