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Kielder Caravan & Camping Site
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Hexham
Certificate of Excellence
Ashington, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent campsite”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

We have stayed here quite a number of times in past few months, we love the place, we are always welcome with our dogs, families etc., it was nice to see a new campsite manager had taken over from last year and has given the place a new lease of life, with more modern views and ideas for the place, nothing is a bother to Carl, the showers although not the most modern are always clean and hot just right after a long day walking and refreshing after midges have had their meal from you, everything is close by, the scenes are breathtaking and have even managed to see some of the "unseen Kielder" which photos cannot do justice, there is walkways all the way from the campsite that takes you along to the north or south shore main routes via the viaduct which itself is gorgeous, the campsite has barbecues and picnic tables scattered throughout the campsite and is a perfect base to camp, a pub which serves meal and very friendly staff just along the campsite path which is also dog friendly, as with the castle and dukes pantry which makes our holiday just perfect, anyone who has been on the past who had trouble with the past wardens should try this campsite again, it has totally different feel to it with new warden, even the toilet block attendant is very friendly and always stops for a chat, we love this place

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I don't understand the bad reviews here and I can't help but think they may not be be genuine.

We recently stayed at Kielder Campsite for a short break with friends. We were welcomed instantly and had a laugh and joke with the very pleasant hosts. They went out of their way to lend us all the things we were silly enough to leave at home eg, frying pan.

We even had a good night with them in the neighbouring pub later that evening.

It is a campsite, so has everything you would expect. Everything was clean (toilets, showers etc). There was a small adventure playground for the children (and big kids). The pitches were large, the area was picturesque and peaceful.

My only reason for not giving the full 5 stars were the midges... And they don't have anything to do with the campsite itself and, to be honest, are expected being in a forest on the Scottish Borders. It's just my lack of camping knowledge that let me down there.

Overall, great place. Would definitely go again and would recommend to friends.

:)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We decided to stay at the Kielder campsite at very short notice on a bank holiday weekend that turned out to be warm for a change!

We rang in the morning and reserved a pitch for our tent costing around £15 I think.

The place was very easy to find - it's well signposted.

The site is very handy for all the local attractions. You can walk to the nearby pub, castle, maze and bike hire shop in Kielder village.

The facilities were clean.

No complaints whatsoever - it did exactly what we expected a campsite to do.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here twice in the last 2 weeks and we have found it to be : family friendly; set out in an idyllic spot, a clearing around the forest with a river running along side it; an excellent base in which to explore the surrounding area. Carl, campsite warden helped us enjoy our stay there, Iis knowledgeable about the surrounding area, keen to give advice on places to visit, nothing is a bother to him and he even let us use his frying pan! The shower block and toilets are always clean. There's a lovely pub just along a little path about 3 - 5 mins wak, and they serve food. You can go there whe the midges come out!!
This campsite is a gem, hidden away from the hustle and bussle of city life - a great place to re-charge your batteries, and relax. You have to be aware of the midges and go prepared with nets and repellant, they aren't too problematic just came out at about 6 or 7 o'clock. It's a great place to take children and we will be taking our grandchildren in due course, lovely swing park and plenty of places to visit all within a relatively short distance. The campsite has picnic tables and barbecues for your use, however I think it would benefit from having a few more, and I have informed Carl of this and he informed me he is in the process of doing so. We're planning many more visits over the coming months, so pleased we stumbled across this place.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Had a weekend here to start the summer holidays booked lat minute. Warden was incredibly helpful on the phone booking and really welcoming. My husband very much appreciated the information on bike routes he provided and I very much appreciated him nipping to the village on his bike for milk etc! Midges were rife and the toilets could do with an update but had a lovely cleaner. Great location and great staff!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

A short, quiet stay in Kielder should not result in being threatened by a very intimidating and aggressive warden! On top of being eaten alive by midges (nobodies fault, may I add, than mother nature's!), the warden made us feel completely unwelcome and has assured that we will not return. Nonetheless, the campsite is in a great location for the castle, nearby maze and some lovely walks and I must mention that the gentleman who cleans around the site is lovely, helpful and retained by faith in humanity after encountering the awful warden. We had a great time in Kielder, it's just a shame we felt so uneasy on the site because of the unpleasant, impolite and foul-mouthed 'warden'.

  • Stayed July 2013
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SteveWebb101, Manager at Kielder Caravan & Camping Site, responded to this review, July 27, 2015
Under new management. For a more accurate overview of the site please read recent reviews.

Previous management left Kielder: October 13.
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stay there with the family, friendly check in, clean side, clean toilets etc. If you are looking for an 18 -30 holiday with noisy club house this will not be for you. Open wooded spaces, 200m fro Kielder Castle, plenty for the family

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Kielder Caravan & Camping Site
Address: Kielder, Hexham NE48 1EJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Hexham
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Hexham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kielder Caravan & Camping Site 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a community run 3 star rustic campsite. Open views and a fantastic location to chill, explore or travel through. Showers, toilets, 42 electric hook ups, 20 hardstandings and room for 70 pitched tents. We are at the hub of the Kielder cycle trails, walking trails and at the northern tip of Kielder Reservoir. Local pub, shop and tearooms all a short walk from the site. ... more   less 
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Kielder Caravan And Camping Site
Kielder Caravan & Camping Site Hexham, UK - Northumberland

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