My Lindisfarne Castle images
Gertrude Jekyll Garden
After my turn taking images of the castle balancing down the slope on rocks, I was asked by these ladies to take their pictures.
Our next stop was the Gertrude Jekyll Garden. This was situated away from the castle and surrounded by stone walls. From Wikipedia she had created over 400 gardens and in the listing this garden is shown with the castle in the background.
After walking back to the houses we stopped at one of the cafes and enjoyed a lunch sitting outside as a group. My ploughman’s lunch was excellent.
In the dunes on Lindisfarne
The last part of our visit was to leave the houses and head back towards the causeway and then turned left and parked the mini-bus. From the car park we walked into the dunes to look for orchids.
At the end of the causeway we stopped again.
Walking away from the causeway I was looking for a view along the pilgrim’s way to Lindisfarne. This was marked by the tall posts and a rescue hut.
Lindisfarne Castle is on page 13, Holy Island Harbour is on page 15 and Lindisfarne Priory is on page 17
Holy Island Causeway is on page 64 and The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is on page 66
The Castle Inn
I decided to give the house martin’s photo shoot a miss and instead we went to look for somewhere to eat a late dinner as the Victoria Hotel’s dining room was now closed.
Bamburgh was very busy in the evening and we had to try quite a few places before we found a free table. The Castle Inn had a large dining room extension at the rear. The dining room had almost every table occupied. We kept things simple and had some excellent fish and chips.
The Castle Inn, Bamburgh on TripAdvisor
Good fish and chips but take care if inside
Our meal was delivered promptly and was excellent (see picture). We were sat in the large dining area at the rear of the Inn.
COVID related: the one way system seemed to confuse the majority of guests with the queues at the bar, trying to leave the toilets safely and even which exit to use … and not a lot of mask wearing when moving about
St Aidan’s Church
After dinner we walked to St Aidan’s church. There in the churchyard was the Grace Darling Memorial. We had been taught about her famous rescue with her father but had never been told just how young she had been when she died from TB at only 26.
This gravestone was fascinating to look at.
The bar at the hotel was open and we took a time out for a drink before we went upstairs to pack for our last day of the tour and for our journey home. The hotel was advertising Christmas breaks over the entrance. We just hoped that they would be able to be open for Christmas.
Then it was time to begin our packing.