Kielder Castle Visitor Centre

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre | Kielder | Northumberland | NE48 1ER

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Best for: Cycling, mountain biking and forest activities.

Formerly the hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland, the Castle is home to a variety of exhibitons. It is also the centre for cycling within the Park.

Come here to:

  • Test your mountain biking (mtb) skills or start a singletrack trail (pick up mtb trail maps here too).
  • Hire, repair or purchase bicycles.
  • Enjoy light snacks and warming meals at Kielder Castle from the Street Diner 
  • Enjoy the Minotaur Maze, part of Kielder Art & Architecture.
  • Drive along the longest forest drive in the UK (toll road) the cost would be £3.00 (£7.00 combined day parking and Forest Drive). Please note the drive is usually open seasonally 1st May to 2nd December.
  • Start a walk or bike ride along the Lakeside Way.
  • Discover the lifecycle of the salmon at the Kielder Salmon Centre.
  • Visit the red squirrel room and great viewing hide.
  • Get FREE entry to the Forest Exhibition.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for some of Kielder's wildlife including red squirrels, pipistrelle bats and roe deer (on the Forest Drive). 


Inside Kielder Castle and exhibition space, well-behaved dogs may be brought in if kept on a lead at all times (please be aware other dogs may already be there). Please show consideration to other castle visitors when bringing dogs indoors: they should be reasonably clean, and prevented from causing any kind of fouling or disruption. Visitors with very muddy dogs, or ones that could cause a nuisance to others indoors, We ask that you use the picnic tables in the courtyard at Kielder Castle.

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