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Kielder by the Lake :: Something for the adventurous to the relaxing Photo by Glen Bowman - Flickr.com

Visit Kielder
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Escape to the outdoors. Absorb the peace and tranquillity. Try something a little more adventurous. Above all else, create your own unique experience.Here you can simply relax or choose to enjoy our events, land and water based activities, art, culture, heritage, wildlife, and star gazing. You will be looked after by our people, keen to share their knowledge and local stories.  And all in a beautiful, scenic and tranquil setting - the 27 mile shoreline is surrounded by forest and heather moorland, a truly stunning location.  Rest assured that your stay will be one you can share with friends.

Hadrians Wall :: 14 Major Roman Sites, Forts and Museums. Photo by Kristi Herbert - Flickr.com

Hadrians Wall
You will find something to suit every taste and budget in Hadrian’s Wall Country. Steeped in history there are 14 major Roman sites, forts and museums and countless milecastles and turrets to explore, as well as many great non-Roman places on offer. Explore the stunning landscape of the World Heritage Site on foot, or cycle, at your own ease or accompanied by one of our recommended itineraries and take in the fantastic atmosphere of the bustling cities, market towns and quaint villages you will find along the way. Indulge in the delightful locally produced food and drink you will inevitably come across and above all else enjoy the fantastic experiences on offer in this unforgettable part of the world.

Cragside :: the revolutionary home of Lord Armstrong.  Photo by Glen Bowman - Flickr.com

Cragside
The revolutionary home of Lord Armstrong, Victorian inventor and landscape genius, was a wonder of its age. Built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, Cragside is crammed with ingenious gadgets and was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Surrounding the house on all sides is one of the largest rock gardens in Europe. Across the iron bridge, in the formal garden, is the Orchard House, which still produces fresh fruit. The lakeside walks, adventure play area and labyrinth are all good reasons for children to visit Cragside again and again

Wallington Hall :: Photo by Glen Bowman - Flickr.com

Wallington
Dating from 1688 Wallington was home to many generations of the Blackett and Trevelyan families, who all left their mark. The result is an impressive, yet friendly, house with a magnificent interior and fine collections. The remarkable Pre-Raphaelite central hall was decorated to look like an Italian courtyard and features a series of paintings of Northumbrian history by William Bell Scott. The formality of the house is offset by the tranquil beauty of the surrounding landscape ¿ with lawns, lakes, parkland and woodland. The beautiful walled garden, with its varied plant collection and charming conservatory, is an enchanting must-see.

Alnwick Gardens :: Fascinating plants, water sculptures, the infamous Garden and the worlds largest Wooden Tree House. Photo by Verity Cridland - Flickr.com

Alnwick Gardens
There's so much to explore at The Alnwick Gardens including acres of fascinating plants, water sculptures, the infamous Poison Garden and one of the world's largest wooden tree houses, 364 days a year. Throughout April we celebrate bulbs and blossoms with the Tulip Festival and the Cherry Blossom Festival. May is a magical month, celebrating the wonderful world of stories and storytelling.

Alnwick Castle :: The second largest inherited castle in England. Photo by Verity Cridland - Flickr.com

Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and has been the home of the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, making this year the 700 year anniversary.

Lindisfarne - The Holy Island of Lindisfarne :: Photo by Effervescing Elephant - Flickr.com

Lindisfarne
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
In 635AD St. Aidan came from Iona and chose to found his monastery on Lindisfarne. The Christian message flourished here and spread throughout the world.
However Holy Island is not only a centre of pilgrimage. Its tranquillity, spirituality and scenic beauty attracts a multitude of visitors to its shores every year. Undoubtedly, it is the jewel in the crown of Northumbria.

Visit Northumberland :: the heart of the North East, England's most tranquil corner. Photo by Effervescing Elephant - Flickr.com

Wild Redesdale
Lying in the heart of rural Northumberland this is a border land steeped in history. As romantic as it is wild, a place where dramatic landscapes collide with long horizons. Discover yourself in this, England's most tranquil corner.

Bellingham :: has an 18 hole golf course one looking the village with views alogn the valley towards kielder water - By JPDC

Golf
Bellingham has an 18 hole golf course over looking the village with views along the valley towards Kielder Water..

visit:-www.bellinghamgolfclub.com

Fishing :: We do not have the fishing rights for the stretch of the rivers along boat-farm but fishing is available from the riverdalp hall hotel - By Just Us

Fishing
We do not have the fishing rights for the stretch of river along Boatfarm but fishing is available from the Riverdale Hall Hotel (www.riverdalehallhotel.co.uk) and permits can be bought from the post office in Bellingham. There is fishing at Kielder Water (www.visit-kielder.com) and at Sweethope Lough (www.sweethope.co.uk)

Visit Northumberland :: the heart of the North East, England's most tranquil corner. Photo By Maxey

Horse Riding
Available at Redesdale riding center. (www.redesdaleridingcenter.co.uk)