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in the county of Northumberland

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About Kielder

This small historic village lies at the northernmost edge of Kielder Water, it takes its name from the Kielder Burn the stream that links with the Deadwater Burn to form the North Tyne River.

The village has a more ancient landscape than parts of the surrounding man made forest and lake which in recent decades have served to make this beautiful part of Northumbria famous. Centuries ago it suffered from Scottish marauders, and it is recorded that Robert the Bruce "laid waste to Kielder" between 1311-1312. In medieval times, the regions landscape was covered with castles, pele towers and farmsteads. Today, it is just as picturesque but of the castles only Kielder Castle built in the 18th century for the Dukes of Northumberland remains. This now serves as an information centre for visitors to the area.

Various industries have flourished in the region, these have included whiskey distilling, with many taking to whisky running before the industry became respectable. The village prospered during a period of lead and coal mining, and for a time there was an iron foundry.

Above the village lies the prominent landmark of the Girdle Stone, or to give the stone its proper name - Kielder Stone. Popular myths and legends surround the stone of which the visible portion is said to weigh over 1400 tons! Some say if you run three times around the stone against the sun it will bring good fortune.

Kielder today is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Northumberland. Huge numbers are attracted by Kielder Water which is idyllic for fishing, boating and other watersports, also the surrounding forest which provides vivid colours at all times of the year, wonderful habitats for wildlife, rare plant life, birds including the handsome goosander, waders and dippers.

It is a friendly village where you can find good accommodation including a youth hostel.

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Woodland View in Kielder, Northumberland, England

Woodland View

Kielder, Northumberland, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Woodland View is a holiday home situated in Kielder in the Northumberland Region and is 44 km from Carlisle. The unit is 42 km from Hexham. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property....
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Woodpecker in Kielder, Northumberland, England

Woodpecker

Kielder, Northumberland, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Located 44 km from Carlisle, Woodpecker offers accommodation in Kielder. The unit is 43 km from Hexham. The kitchen has a dishwasher, an oven and a toaster and there is a private bathroom. Towels and...
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Stable Cottage in Kielder, Northumberland, England

Stable Cottage

Kielder, Northumberland, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Set 44 km from Carlisle and 43 km from Hexham, Stable Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kielder. The property is 40 km from Gretna Green and boasts views of the city. The unit is equipped ...
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Kielder Lodges in Kielder, Northumberland, England

Kielder Lodges

Kielder, Northumberland, England (4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction SE)
Offering a children's playground and indoor pool, Kielder Lodges is located in Kielder. Carlisle is 41 km away. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. The accommodation ...
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Calvert Trust Kielder in Falstone, Northumberland, England

Calvert Trust Kielder

Falstone, Northumberland, England (5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SE)
Offering a children's playground and indoor pool, Calvert Trust Kielder is located in Falstone in the Northumberland Region, 40 km from Carlisle. Hexham is 35 km away. Free WiFi is available . The ac...
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Falstone, Northumberland, England (5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SE)
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Falstone Farmhouse & Barns

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