English Stately Homes and Castles - North

Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island - Part 3


The upper floors


Stairs lead to the first floor with the bedrooms and long gallery.

Lindisfarne Castle

More steps lead up to the upper gallery which was the main reception space of the castle. This has an attractive tile and stone flag floor. This was the only new building added by Lutyens, intended to link the former Commanders lodging on  the upper battery with the old garrison barracks. At the far end is a small fireplace. Beyond is the west bedroom, now an empty room.

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle

Off the long gallery are the two north bedrooms and a smaller bedroom, added by Lutyens to provide more guest accommodation. These have small fireplaces and contain display cabinets.
 
Lindisfarne Castle

The east bedroom over the entrance hall was used by the most important guests. It was the largest and most sheltered of the bedrooms with a massive fireplace. The room is now used for talks about the castle.

A short flight of stairs from the long gallery leads out onto the upper battery.

Lindisfarne Castle

This has excellent views across the island to the causeway and down the coast to Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

A flight of stairs leads up from the long gallery to the upper gallery.

Lindisfarne Castle

This is a long narrow room with views across to the harbour and priory. It has plaster walls and a wooden floor. At one end, three steps lead up to a small area furnished with table and chairs. An old fashioned gramophone was playing.

Lindisfarne Castle

There is a small spiral staircase which presumably leads up to the roof but now has no entry signs.

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