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holyisland19.jpg Strange goings on at Lindisfarne

Brace yourself for stories, rumours and half-truths as ‘Now you see me’ comes to Lindisfarne Castle. Lindisfarne Castle is drenched in history, not all of it pleasant.

There was the terrible incident, for instance, when a soldier was demonstrating just how the cannon worked to his governor and it misfired… There was also the time when Jacobites captured the castle, for a whole 24-hours, and escape plans involving knotted bed sheets were hatched. ‘Now you see me’ is an exhibition that is a real feast for the senses featuring untold stories from the islanders that capture memories of childhoods past and not quite forgotten. Newly discovered letters also tell of the colourful lives lived in the castle (that’s not really a castle) on Holy Island (that’s not really an island). Get set for a collection of multiple truths, mistruths, hear-say, rumours and anecdotes with surprises around each and every corner.

Now you see me, until 3 November, Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island. National Trust members free, adult £9, child £4.50. Opening times vary according to the tide so please check website: nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle