Art and Architecture at Kielder Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Kielder Water and Forest Park
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Car parks are open dawn to dusk daily.

Weekdays

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Weekends

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How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Kielder Water and Forest Park , 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.

Access to the forest can be gained from a number of points along the C200, alternatively continue to Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre at the northern end of Kielder Water.

OS Grid Ref
NY 632 934

55.2339351, -2.5802845

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Tickets valid for all car parks within the park including those operated by Northumbrian Water
All day £5.00
Campervans Overnight Parking (Kielder Castle only)
After 17.00 £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
BBQ
Bike wash
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Shop
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Wildlife hide
Contact Details

Contact Details

The Art and Architecture programme aims to produce quality, contemporary work that is accessible to as many visitors to Kielder as possible. Each of the pieces offer an insight into the way the artist or architect has responded to this unusual environment.

Recent commissions have won a number of national architectural awards including the Stephen Lawrence Prize, two RIBA Awards, a Civic Trust Award and the Northern Culture Award for ‘Best Use of Public Open Space’.

These works are rapidly establishing Kielder’s national reputation as an essential destination for all visitors interested in experiencing contemporary art and architecture in a striking rural setting. Works include: a futuristic shelter, a circular building buried in the ground directing your gaze to the sky, a contemporary maze, an iconic bridge, a window on the universe and much more just waiting to be explored.

Further information on the programme can be found at Kielder Art and Architecture