Lindisfarne Castle   (Northumberland)

Impressive Edwardian (early 1900s) neo-construction of an Edwardian (mid 1500s) castle very nicely sited on a crag on a North Sea island -- Holy Island, a very weird and holy place (like Iona)....

This is a picturesque jewel of a castle built as an Edwardian house by Sir Edwin Lutyens (a great architect, well, one of my favorites) in the bare bones of an artillery fort built in the short reign of Edward VI on a plug of volcanic rock jutting up from the flat isand of the same name. Have never been inside it because of odd access hours -- you can get stranded on the island when the tide is in, and the tide does not always suit with National Trust hours of opening, then when it all works out, there are a horde of tourists trying to cram into this tiny place. It's well worth the trip just to walk all around this site, and admire oddities like the overturned boats that have been converted into sheds. Like all small islands, this place is distinctively atmospheric.

Lindisfarne Castle

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