Saturday Snapshot

Lindisfarne Castle P1020110

We went to the Holy Island of  Lindisfarne in February one cold and misty day. The Island is reached by crossing the causeway at low tide. We went in the Lindisfarne Heritage Centre where we saw displays of the Vikings on the Island.

The Castle is perched on top of a craggy rock. It was originally a Tudor fort and was converted into a private house in 1903 by Edwin Lutyens. We only looked at it as we had to leave the island as the tide was coming in. It’s now owned by the National Trust and we’ll make sure we have time to look around next time we go over to the island.

To participate in Alyce’s Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. All Alyce asks is that you don’t post random photos that you find online.

21 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot”

  1. I love castles…all kinds of castles. This one is especially lovely, with its regal pose atop the rock.

    My son lives in Berlin, but before that he lived in Prague. As a photographer, he finds that castles are great backdrops for the weddings he shoots.

    Thanks for sharing. Here’s MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  2. Lovely, and you had the proper viking weather too. I want to go there sometime, it’s one of those places we always hear about in history lessons.

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  3. It’s a beautiful photo – the road, the grass and the castle in the distance are all just lovely! Can you go inside of the castle? I always wonder what the insides of old castles look like.

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  4. How beautiful! And to see such green grass in February is utterly amazing to me especially since I had well over 2 feet of snow on the ground then and still do!

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  5. Denis and I have been there, too, and paid very close attention to the tides. In one book of the Arnold Landon mystery series (mostly set in and around Morpeth, Northumberland) Roy Lewis used that causeway and the tide to good effect!

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