Castle gets solar panels

Solar panels on Lindisfarne Castle Credit: The National Trust

The 460-year-old castle on Holy Island will get some of its electricity in future from new solar panels installed on its flat roof.

The devices should reduce the castle's electricity bills by 10%. The 48 panels have cost £45,000 and it's hoped the project will pay back the initial outlay in 16 years.

The National Trust is committed to reducing energy consumption and aims to cut the use of fossil fuel by 50% before the year 2020.