10 Dramatic Coastal Sites to Visit this Summer

Heritage Calling

In his new book England’s Maritime Heritage from the Air Peter Waller presents a stunning array of images of our coastal heritage from the Historic England archives.

In celebration of the book’s launch, Joe Flatman, Head of Listing Programmes, tells us about 10 coastal sites in England which are open to the public, and are worth a visit at any time of the year.

Tell us about your favourite coastal heritage sites in the comments.

1. Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland, Grade I listed.

LINDISFARNE PRIORY, Northumberland. Aerial view. Lindisfarne Priory © Historic England

Originally a 16th century castle, Lindisfarne was converted in 1902 into a luxury family home by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens for Edward Hudson, the founder of Country Life magazine. The castle affords fine views of the nearby coastline and walks around Lindisfarne Island, including the site of the nearby Anglo-Saxon priory. The island is only accessible via a…

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