Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
Kielder Castle Visitor Centre | Kielder | Northumberland | NE48 1ER
PLEASE NOTE - THE CASTLE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF GROUND FLOOR.
The forest drive is now closed and will re-open 1st April 2023.
The Street Diner, courtyard and information point is now closed for the winter and will return 1st April 2023.
Best for: Cycling, mountain biking and forest activities.
Formerly the hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland, Kielder Castle area is the hub for cycling within the Park.
Come here to:
- Buy food and drink from the mobile Dukes Diner
- Test your mountain biking (mtb) skills or start a single track trail
- Hire, repair or purchase bicycles at The Bike Place - https://www.thebikeplace.co.uk/
- Enjoy the Minotaur Maze, part of Kielder Art & Architecture.
- Drive along the longest forest drive in the UK (toll road) fee £3 (£7 combined day parking and Forest Drive). NOTE the Forest Drive is seasonal. It will reopen on 1st May 2022 to 2nd December.
- Start a walk or bike ride along the Lakeside Way.
- Visit the red squirrel viewing hide.
- Keep your eyes peeled for some of Kielder's wildlife including red squirrels, pipistrelle bats and roe deer