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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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Kielder Station, Northumberland, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
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