Kielder Castle Visitor Centre in Northumberland

Are you looking for a relaxing retreat into nature? Kielder Castle Visitor Centre has you covered! Kielder is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy a trip full of outdoor exploration! With bike hire available to discover all Kielder has to offer, overnight camping areas, and even a Gruffalo spotting trail, there is something for guests of all ages to enjoy here at the Centre!

Why should I visit the Kielder Castle Visitor Centre in Northumberland?

There are many surprises waiting for visitors who come along to the Kielder Castle Visitor Centre! Guests can choose from a number of activities, including exploring the Minotaur Maze, Gazing at the clear night's sky while camping overnight, or enjoying a beautiful walk along the unique Lakeside Way!

Fans of mountain biking can set off on over 100 miles of trails at Kielder. Whether guests have just bought or rented their first bike, or are searching for the perfect trail to develop their riding skills, Kielder is a biking paradise with gorgeous scenery and exciting terrain to navigate!

Guests who venture off into the deep woods of Kielder may bump into some of the Gruffalos from Julia Donaldson’s books! Each wooden sculpture has been carved uniquely and placed in a different location! Do you think you can spot all of the Gruffalo?

For those wanting to explore Kielder on a bigger scale, they are able to journey through the forest from the comfort of their own car! Starting at Kielder Castle, guests can drive along the unsurfaced offroad tracks and discover every corner of the area!

  • Overnight caravan parking from £5
  • Takeaway diner open for all guests
  • Picnic areas and tables can be found throughout the area
  • Bike hire available nearby

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