Lindisfarne Castle and Edward Hudson

3rd August 2015

In 1901 Edward Hudson, the founder of Country Life magazine first saw Lindisfarne Castle and fell in love with it.


Hudson was on holiday in Northumberland and had found his perfect holiday home.

Holy Island is the most beautiful of islands, cut off from the mainland by the tide at different times of the day.

He first took out a lease on the Castle and then bought it from the Crown.

Hudson asked his designer friends, Edwin Lutyens for the castle and Gertrude Jekyll for the garden to create for him a wonderful summer home.

Edwin Lutyens was one of the great Arts & Crafts designers of the day, a follower of the Arts & Crafts movement that William Morris founded.


This beautiful wind indicator is the first thing you see coming in through the front door.


The lovely warm cozy kitchen