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Lindisfarne Castle seen via webcam, located on Holy Island near Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland, England, is a 16th-century fortress, which underwent significant changes by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1901.

This island can be reached from the mainland by a causeway at low tide.

Historically, the castle occupies a region that was once a highly unstable border zone between England and Scotland, often subject to Viking attacks.

Lindisfarne Priory was finally abandoned around 1537 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. After the monastery was suppressed by Henry VIII, his troops repurposed the remains for storage at sea.

In 1542, Henry VIII commissioned Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland, to fortify the site as a precaution against potential Scottish invasions. By December 1547 the fort, under the command of Ralph Claysby, was equipped with a variety of cannon, including a wheel-mounted demi-culverin, two brass saker falcons, a falcon and another fixed demi-culverin.

The castle underwent extensive repair and restoration work and was closed to the public from November 2016 to April 2018.

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