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Some car parks and public toilets at Kielder Water and Forest Park are now open. - Find out more
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Kielder Castle and Forest Drive are now now open. The Observatory remains closed. 

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How to find us

How to find us
Kielder Castle, Kielder
Sat Nav Postcode: NE48 1ER
By Car

From the nearby villages of Bellingham and Newcastleton follow signs to Kielder Water and Forest Park which will take you onto the C200 - the road which runs adjacent to the southern shore of Kielder Water.

OS Grid Ref

55.2335711, -2.5805507

Parking and prices



Parking Charges

Main Car Park
Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £5.00
Forest Drive (Toll road)
All day £3.00
Forest Drive Toll and Car Park
All day £7.00
Campervans Overnight Parking at Kielder Castle Only (Discovery Pass membership not included, additional charges apply)
After 5pm £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Card payments accepted
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Some facilities at Kielder Castle are now open: 

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For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

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Activities at Kielder Castle

Mountain biker riding over timber flyover at Kielder
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Kielder
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Kielder Castle
Child on Gruffalo Spotters trail
Gruffalo Spotters Trail at Kielder Castle
Horse riders on a woodland trail
Horse riding at Kielder Castle
Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder Forest Drive
Kielder Forest and Water Park view through trees
Lakeside way at Kielder
Minotaur Maze Kielder Castle
Minotaur Maze at Kielder Castle
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics and barbecues at Kielder Castle
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Walking trails at Kielder Castle
Children on Zog Trail
Zog activity trail at Kielder Castle
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