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Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland | by Paul in Leeds
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Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland

A black and white one for a change.

From nationaltrust.org.uk :-

 

Romantic 16th-century castle with spectacular views

 

Dramatically perched on a rocky crag and accessible via a three-mile causeway at low tide only, the island castle presents an exciting and alluring aspect.

 

Originally a Tudor fort and part of the national defence for three centuries, 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.

 

The property also has extremely well-preserved 19th-century lime kilns which are among the largest in the country.

 

Before visiting please check the tide timetable to see safe crossing times for the Holy Island causeway and the latest opening times for the castle.

 

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Taken on February 16, 2012