Holy Island, The Castle c.1940
Photo ref: H348112
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A Tudor fort sitting on top of Beblowe Crag, Lindisfarne was raised for defence against the Scots. Construction began in 1542 and was completed by 1550, using stone salvaged from the Benedictine priory. The only action the castle ever saw was when it was 'captured' from its garrison of just seven men by two Jacobites, who then flew their flag for a few hours before they were eventually thrown out. The castle was demilitarised in 1819. In 1902 it was converted into a private residence for Edward Hudson by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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