Kielder Castle Forest Park Centre. Open daily. Admissions Apply

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Parking for Blue Badge holders is available at Kielder Castle. Please note, parking charges apply to all.

There are 2 sets of public toilets at Kielder Castle. The first is located outside the Castle boundary on route to the main car park. These toilets are open 24 hours a day and include a fully accessible disability toilet with baby change facilities. Dropped kerbs are provided on the route to and from the Castle. The second set of toilets is located within the Castle courtyard and is only accessible when either the Castle or Duke’s Pantry tearoom is open. A fully accessible disability toilet with baby-changing facilities is provided.

Please note, Blakehopeburnhaugh toilet block closes for the winter at the end of  October and reopens again on 1st April.      

Please note that the forest drive is accessible to all 4x4s though caution is advised to drivers of non 4x4 vehicles

The terrain is fairly flat

Disability toilets are situated in Kielder Castle

For full and detailed access information on all areas, please see:

Brief Description:

Kielder Forest is the largest man-made woodland in Northumberland, England. The United Kingdom's Forestry Commission initiated the first plantings in the 1920's. 

Kielder Castle is now the focal point for visitors to the forest,  and was originally Built in 1775 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Northumberland.

The Castle houses a series of exhibitions about the forest and its wildlife, together with an information centre and Kielder Castle Cafe

Further Information:


Kielder Castle Visitor Centre, Kielder, Northumberland NE48 1EP (please note that this is nearest post code) 

Alternatively please use the following coordinates:

Latitude: 55.233982

Longitude: -2.5802985


All email contact is facilitated on the website, please follow this link 


For assistance in planning your trip please call - 0845 155 0236 

Kielder Castle Visitor Centre - 01434 250209


Opening Hours:

Kielder Castle Café and Exhibition are open daily. Please check the website for up-to-date opening times.


Situated at Forest Drive, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 1EP

OS NY631934


Kielder Water & Forest Park is:

- 30 miles (50 minutes drive) by road from Hexham

- 52 miles (80 minutes drive) from Newcastle upon Tyne

- 40 miles (90 minutes drive) from Carlisle

- 30 miles (60 minutes drive) from Jedburgh

Please note that here is no public transport around the park.

If you are travelling from the south via public transport for more information please visit or 


- Car parking at Kielder Water & Forest Park costs £5.00 for the day 

- If you park for one hour or under, the charge is £1.50. 

- For more details please Download a map of the Park

Travel Information

For further travel information please see:

Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
(Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)