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In Pictures: Lindisfarne still a place for learning amid latest restoration

Workers have made some new discoveries while renovating the castle on Northumberland’s Holy Island.

Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, is still revealing its secrets as it nears the conclusion of a major restoration project.

The island’s castle has been shrouded in scaffolding as workers give a facelift to the Northumberland attraction.

Paintings dating back hundreds of years are among the discoveries made by those carrying out the work on the site.

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Lindisfarne Castle restoration
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Detail of wall paintings dating back hundreds of years have been found during the work (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A workman works on a fireplace (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Scaffolding has surrounded Lindisfarne Castle during the work on Holy Island (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Stained glass window parts are held up to the light as restoration work is carried out (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A cooking range in the kitchen of Lindisfarne Castle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A wheelbarrow is put to good use during the repair work (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A workman deals with a window during the restoration (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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More sheep as work continues at the castle (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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A door is worked on by a restorer on Holy Island (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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More jigsaw work on a stained glass window at the historic site (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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