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Tel code: 01434 | code search
Postcode: NE48 | code search
Population: 150
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Kielder village, a small rural community, is located close to the Scottish border at the very top of Northumberland in the North Tyne Valley. It is best known for its sections of Hadrian’s Wall and for having the largest man-made lake in Europe. Although now situated at the head of the reservoir, the area was once wild and uncultivated, surrounded by moors and bogs, full of turbulence and history. The name Kielder comes from Kielder Burn meaning violent stream. Kielder village lay in a remote area with few inhabitants and suffered border raids and warfare for several centuries. In 1297, the army of William Wallace rampaged through it and in 1311 it is recorded that Robert the Bruce ‘laid waste to Kieldir’. Those living in the area built castles, pele towers or bastles as defence according to their means. Once popular for whisky distilling and running, it was the growth of mining industries during the eighteenth century that helped Kielder village grow. Tile works, lead mining and an iron foundry were in operation at Kielder at one time which helped improve roads and in 1862 the LNER railway opened a line into the area to speed coal delivery to the midlands. At 250 square miles in size, Kielder Forest is England’s largest forest, created in the 1920’s extending 6 miles either side of Deadwater Burn.


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Twenty Seven B&B (0.06 miles)

Twenty Seven B&B
Twenty Seven B&B is a friendly business nestling in the small village of Kielder; providing B&B accommodations all year round.

Kielder is probably the most tranquil place in England; with acres of open moors; ... More | visit website
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Falstone Barns (7.02 miles)

Falstone Barns
Welcome to Falstone Barns - An exclusive development of four luxury holiday apartments providing a fabulous oasis from the stresses & trials of todays modern lifestyle lived at a frantic pace.

Set in a private estate ... More | visit website
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Holly Bush Inn (11.18 miles)

Holly Bush Inn
The Holly Bush has been serving beer for over 300 years and is one of the few ancient drovers inns left in Northumberland. All visitors to the Holly Bush always receive a warm welcome from ... More | visit website
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Horse and Hound Country Inn (11.53 miles)

Horse and Hound Country Inn
We have 9 en-suite bedrooms tastefully decorated with superior accommodation having steam rooms. Our traditional country style restaurant offers the perfect atmosphere in which to enjoy traditional Scottish Fayre. The Lounge Bar is spacious and ... More | visit website
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Redesdale Arms Hotel (13.67 miles)

Redesdale Arms Hotel

Situated in the beautiful Northumberland National Park we are perfectly located for a relaxing break or a touring exploration of what the North East has to offer. We offer bed and breakfast or full ... More | visit website

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Jedforest Hotel (13.83 miles)

Jedforest Hotel

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Excellent food and a warm welcome in the beautiful setting of the Scottish Borders, Over 30 Acres of gardens & grounds with our own fishing on the Jedwater and private ... More

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Riverdale Hall Hotel (14.23 miles)

Riverdale Hall Hotel

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Riverdale Hall is Northumberland's premier country house hotel, providing extensive sporting and leisure facilities. With an award winning restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, cricket field and salmon river in its own ... More

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Mosspaul Inn (14.48 miles)

Mosspaul Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at this historic and well known Borders landmark. Peacefully situated in the Teviot Hills yet immediately adjacent to the A7 Historic Borders Route to Edinburgh, Mosspaul with its comfortable ... More | visit website

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Craigburn Farmhouse (14.60 miles)

Craigburn Farmhouse

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Geoffrey and Louise offer a warm Cumbrian welcome to our farmhouse set in quiet country side in the beautiful border country.Six tastefully modernized, individually furnished bedrooms provide all the comfort ... More

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Bessiestown (14.60 miles)

A warm, light hearted welcome with a taste of Cumbrian luxury awaits you in our beautiful, award winning, guest house, situated north of Historic Carlisle, midway between Gretna Green and Hadrian’s Wall. Guests enjoy many ... More | visit website

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