Kielder Castle

Kielder Castle

Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre Aerial Video Edit Hexham, United Kingdom The Castle houses a series of exhibitions about the forest and its wildlife, together with an information centre and Kielder Castle Cafe.The exhibition is full of fantastic opportunities to get to know the forest and its history better, including an osprey camera providing live footage of the forest's nest sites, an interactive red squirrel exhibition and a local history exhibition focussing on the bastles built during the 'Border Reivers' period.Upstairs in the Castle is the classroom. This is available for hire and is often used for various workshops arranged by the Forestry Commission.The castle grounds (map) include picnic sites, children's playground and the start of the Duke and Duchess walking trails.Within the grounds of the Castle is a work of art called Minotaur, which is a maze built of basalt stone and glass. There is also a bird viewing platform in the castle grounds and a squirrel hide a short walk away on the Duke's Trail.A short pedal from the castle you can test your cycle skills on the mountain bike skills loop before venturing onto the wider trail network.Kielder Castle Café is integrated in the ancient Kielder castle, built in 1775 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland. The building also houses a free exhibition. The cosy family run Café serves locally sourced homemade food daily including, breakfasts, lunches, snacks, soups and cakes.Enjoy the open log fire, watch the wildlife camera or the native red squirrels on the feeder outside.Image of squirrel at Kielder Castle CafeSituated very close to the Scottish Border Kielder is the remotest village in England and is a haven for the outdoor lovers. Miles of forest that surrounds a picturesque man made lake, with many mountain bike trails, walks and art projects to visit.We welcome walkers, mountain-bikers, motor-cycles and all outdoor lovers. The venue has a welcoming picnic area and facilities in the Castle Courtyard.Dogs WelcomeWe are dog friendly providing they are kept on a lead.For larger group reservations such as functions and coach parties additional rooms are available in Kielder Castle.On request we organise outside barbeques in the grounds of Kielder Castle to coincide with organised events.There is excellent access for disabled visitors. www.forestry.gov.uk A fly around Kielder Castle in May 2013. Filmed and edited by Over and Above Photography (www.overandabove.info) Music is 'Everyday' by Carly Comando  OverandaboveUK

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