Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

Today, my post shows the impressive Lindisfarne Castle, built high on rocks, looking out towards the North Sea.

As far as castles go, Lindisfarne was quite a late one, built in 1550 and was strengthened in 1570 but was rather more of a fort than a castle.

It has served various monarchs but in 1901 it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.

It is now a delightful place to visit. The interior is well restored with examples of Lutyens work to be seen and enjoyed. This is a very 'cosy' castle. It is easy to imagine living in it. In fact, it is possible to hire the castle for weddings or special parties.

Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9507 W: 373 N: 22010] (86478)
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