Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views, transformed by Lutyens into an Edwardian holiday home
Dramatically perched on a rocky crag and accessible over a causeway at low tide only, the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect. Originally a Tudor fort, it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. The small rooms are full of intimate decoration and design, with windows looking down upon the charming walled garden planned by Gertrude Jekyll
Name and credits for images of Lindisfarne Castle
Description of image - View of Lindisfarne Castle taken from the causeway at low tide at dusk. The Tudor fort rises above the rocks in the distance and the foreground is dominated by timbers from the old jetty.
Description of image - View of the rocky crag and causeway below Lindisfarne Castle at low tide. The Tudor fort rises above in the distance and the foreground is dominated by timbers from the old jetty.
Description of image - Close-up view of up-turned boats which have been converted into huts at Lindisfarne Castle. The three sheds dominate the fore- ground and the sea may be seen in the distance.
Description of image - Lindisfarne Castle, seen from the rocky beach. There are wooden stakes and the remains of a low wall in the foreground, while the castle rises dramatically against a cloudy sky in the rear.
Credit for photograph: ©NTPL/Joe Cornish
Copyright: ©NTPL/Joe Cornish
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