NNTV worksites: Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle, on Holy Island, is the furthest north of our worksites, and the most awkward to reach as the causeway is only passable when the tide is out. It is a 16th century building extensively remodelled as a country retreat in the early 20th century, and has some grounds including a walled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

It is impossible to cross to the island between the 2 hours before, and the 3 hours after high tide, so working on Holy Island is restricted to times when we can spend the day on the island.

Weeding the cobbles at Lindisfarne

Typical tasks
Clearing weeds growing between the cobbles outside the castle.
Usual meeting point
This may change, so always check with the workday co-ordinator
The main car park on Holy Island.
Map for finding site
NT website description
National Trust webpage description
Other information
Northumberland County Council website gives the tide tables for the causeway over to Holy Island.

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