The striking landmark that to many represents Holy Island was built in the mid-1500s and renovated by in the 20th century by Country Life Magazine founder Edward Hudson. It is now owned by the National Trust, and can be visited by booking tickets on their website (free to NT members, but you still have to book a timed entry). Visiting times vary according to tides, and the Castle is closed during the winter months.
In 2023 the Castle is open from 13 March to 29 October. It is closed Fridays.
Following a significant renovation a few years ago, the castle was emptied of all its furniture. Now that the environment is dry and safe to bring it back, the rooms are set as they were in early 1900s when owned by Edward Hudson and lavish parties were held at the castle for guests including Giles Lytton Strachey and Siegfried Sassoon. There are also changing artist installations on display.
Weddings are no longer held at the castle.
More details about visiting and the castle’s history is here.
You can download the castle’s Digital guide here.
- Online booking
- Credit cards accepted
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