Kielder Castle visitor centre is currently closed for redevelopment of the ground floor and courtyard. There will be more information in the coming months on how the development will progress.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Kielder Castle visitor centre is currently closed for an eagerly anticipated redevelopment of the ground floor and courtyard. We hope work will be completed in 2023, when the centre will reopen with an enlarged cafe space and rooms to sit and relax. There will be more information in the coming months on how the development will progress.

 

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
NY632934

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
Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Card payments accepted
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

  • Castle building and visitor information point - closed
  • Café - closed
  • Takeaway Diner - open
  • Cycle hire - open
  • Picnic areas - open
  • Kielder Observatory - closed
  • Forest Drive - open

Kielder Castle visitor centre is currently closed for an eagerly anticipated redevelopment of the ground floor and courtyard. We hope work will be completed in 2023, when the centre will reopen with an enlarged cafe space and rooms to sit and relax. There will be more information in the coming months on how the development will progress.

Food to go is available at present in the grounds at Kielder Castle. The Sea Diner is serving an array of freshly cooked take-away food, including the Fishy Friday specials where freshly caught fish from the Northumberland or Scottish North Sea Waters are served!

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
Toilets

Contact details

Activities at Kielder Castle

Mountain biker riding over timber flyover at Kielder
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Kielder
Family walking on a woodland trail
Dukes trail 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
walking generic
Walking trails at Kielder Castle
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