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Kielder Water & Forest Park

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Address: Leaplish Waterside Park, Kielder NE48 1BT, England
Phone Number: 0845 155 0236
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Description: Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many...
Plenty to see and do all year round. Ideal for all ages.There are many reasons to visit; the most popular being the distinctive scenery. Home to northern Europe's largest man-made lake and England's largest forest, the Park's remoteness and clean air and water offer a fresh outdoor experience.Nature lovers, water sports enthusiasts, explorers, walkers, cyclists, artists, families ... perfect for anyone looking to escape, set their own agenda and create new experiences.
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Half term break with the grandchildren and penny the Labrador

Great cabin with hot tub very clean on arrival, large lounge cum kitchen area well equipped with all you would need. Flat screen tv with play station and 2 games and dvd player in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
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Keswick, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great cabin with hot tub very clean on arrival, large lounge cum kitchen area well equipped with all you would need. Flat screen tv with play station and 2 games and dvd player in lounge with comfy corner sofa. One double bedroom with ensuite, one twin bedded room both with small flat screen tvs also separate bathroom with whirlpool feature... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visiting in February, I was prepared to be very forgiving. However, I didn't need to be. Kielder has a stark beauty even at that time of year. The advantage is that view of the lake from the paths was unimpeded by saplings that would completely obscure most of the path in summer. Also, being a forest park, it was only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A lovely day out. Walked part way along the lake from Kielder castle. Gorgeous views and good signposts!

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Devon, UK
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It is a large reservoir surrounded by huge amounts of Christmas trees which is probably great for water sports if you are canoeing etc. The pathways are most definitely designed as "countryside lite" and are festooned with 'elf and safety signs imploring you to take care going down little slopes or around minor bends - PREPOSTEROUS. Keilder "village" is scruffy... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We spent the whole day at Kielder for my birthday in August - it was a beautifully, idyllic day.Fresh air, peace, stunning scenery and fascinating art installations too !!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

As the title suggests this is am annual event ( Winter Wonderland ) this is the first time we have attended this event we took our daughter aged 4 years , it seemed to be well organised with a very jovial man on the entrance gate , we were oven a route map of the site identifying the attractions on... More 

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Durham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Just got back from 2 night stay in the lewisburn lodge and a day at the winter wonderland. Firstly the lodge, it has been very tastefully refurbished and we were very surprised to find a lovely Christmas tree inside and Christmas wreath on the door. Upon entering we found 2 lovely hampers left with local produce which was a nice... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We took our daughter in November on hearing it was magical from a friend. It was sold out during December so that was a good sign. It is situated in a lovely place and the weather was good, would not want to go if it was raining. Mrs Christmas and the pirate were good fun and got involved with the... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Chilly drive around the park & a cosy beer at The Angler's Arms near the castle. Great views and a windswept reservoir.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When arriving at this spectacular location expectations were high. Then everything went downhill. We were greeted by speakers which were not working properly and the ones which were working were spread too thinly that you tried to get in a Xmas spirit then it was lost again. There was not enough things going on and not enough decorations. We went... More 

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