Berwick Upon Tweed
tel:- +44 1289 389244
fax:- +44 1289 389909
web address:- www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne
Lindisfarne Castle :-
Lindisfarne is an atmospheric and romantic fairytale castle dramatically perched high on a rocky island crag.
Unfortunately, Lindisfarne Castle is not able to offer facilities for receptions. However, there are a number of hotels on the island and in the immediate area who offer this service.
For further information or to arrange a time to view the facilities contact us on 01289 389244
Venue type Sporting Venue
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 3
Function room names and capacities: Ship Room, up to 30
Long Gallery, up to 12
Upper Gallery, up to 10
Local accommodation: Hotels & Inns on the island and nearby
Lindisfarne Hotel 01289 389273
Manor House Hotel 01289 389207
Crown & Anchor Inn 01289 389215
The Ship Inn 01289 389311
Barn at Beal 01289 540043
Guest Houses/ Bed and Breakfast
Belmont 01289 389303
The Bungalow 01289 389308
Cafi Bean Goose B & B 01290 389 083
Bamburgh View 01289 389 212
The Open Gate (Retreat) 01289 389222
Rose Villa 01289 389268
St Oswalds National Trust holiday cottage 0844 800 2070
Britannia 01289 309826
Cuthberts Square 01289 389295
Farne Court Cottages 01434 632691
Ivy Cottage 0191 266 4661
Kyle Villa 01289 389268
Memnon Cottage 0161 941 1963
The Retreat 01289 331056
Seaburn House 01289 331056
Twizell Cottages 01289 389282
West View Cottage 0191 487 0482
Wild Duck Cottage 01665 830783
Alcohol License Yes
Licensed for Civil Ceremonies Yes
Car Parking Facilities Yes
Wedding services provided: We provide hire of the building for up to 2 hours, 30 minutes of which can be allocated to the Civil Ceremony. Champagne flutes can be provided if the party wants to bring drinks.
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography: We have a walled garden but it is quite a walk from the Castle. Most parties use the Upper and Lower Gun Batteries for photographs.
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: The Castle is open as it would be for the public and photography is permitted throughout.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: The headland below the Castle, Holy Island Harbour, St Cuthberts Island, the village itself...Ask for more suggestions.
Venue special features: Upper Battery is the highest point on Holy Island and has unparalleled views of the Northumberland and Berwickshire coastline.
Venue History: Lindisfarne Castle was built in around 1570 by the English government to defend the Holy Island harbour from Scottish attack. After a period of neglect the Castle was acquired in 1902 by Edward Hudson, the editor of Country Life magazine. He commissioned the prominent architect Sir Edwin Lutyens to renovate the property, making it a viable holiday home. Hudson sold the property in 1920 and by 1944, Sir Edward de Stein owned the building. He gave it to the National Trust who took over full ownership in 1970.
Other information: The Castle is located on Holy Island which is a tidal island accessible via a causeway road. The sea floods this road twice a day, cutting the island off from the mainland. This dramatically affects wedding availability at the Castle, as does public opening. It is essential to speak to someone at the Castle if you wish to discuss dates. A Wedding Information pack can also be sent to you by email or post.
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