Lindisfarne Castle

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View of Lindisfarne Castle, on Holy Island, Northumberland

Lindisfarne Castle is a castle on Holy Island, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.[1] The island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway. A fort was built here in 1550 during the time of Henry VIII.[2] About 20 years later it was replaced by a stone fortress.[2] It was abandoned in 1893 and afterwards used as a lookout by the Coastguard.[2] In 1903, repair work started to change the fortress into a home by the new owner, Edward Hudson.[2] In 1944, it was donated to the National Trust.

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  1. "Lindisfarne Castle". Retrieved 7 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Lindisfarne Castle closure - How we got to this point". National Trust. Retrieved 7 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)