A former 18th Century Coaching Inn, Eals Lodge is now a 4star bed & breakfast set within the Northumberland National Park on the Kielder Road, 4 miles from Kielder Water, in the beautiful Tarset Valley.and overlooks the North Tyne River with wonderful views of Thorneyburn Common.

Surrounded by stunning countryside, you may want to go walking, cycling or mountain biking, together with many organised events throughout the year, like badger and red squirrel watches, dawn chorus walks, and bat nights, visit www.visitkielder.co.uk for detailed trails and events.

Kielder is deemed to have England's least polluted night skies and now boasts a modern Observatory built on the Black Fell hilltop overlooking Kielder Village. As the International Dark Skies Association, based in Tuscan USA, has granted Gold Tier Dark Sky Park status to The Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park, come stargazing the Dark Skies at the Kielder Observatory for an unique experience and look at www.kielderobservatory.org

As the Reivers Cycle route is nearby, we can cater for those doing this ride and can house 5 cyclist at any one time. We have storage for bikes and drying facilities after a wet day in the saddle. If you encounter mechanical problems or you require spares for your bike, the Bike Place in Kielder Village or Bellingham is there to help.

Bird watching and visiting the Bird of Prey Centre is also very popular and you may consider coming to see the Ospreys which have been coming back to Kielder to breed and raise their chicks. Look at www.visitkielder.co.uk which will tell you when best to see them. You can also view them on a live camera link while having tea /coffee in the Dukes Pantry tearoom in Kielder Castle.

You can sail and canoe on Kielder Water, visit www.kielderwatersc.org for details.

In the summer families can look at the Calvert Trust, a charity, which offers various activities visit www.calvert-trust.org.uk Before Christmas we are open for families visiting Winter Wonderland, an all day event for the family.

Or, visiting Kielder, maybe you 'just get away from it all and enjoy the area

This area is steeped in history, changing hands between Scotland and England with the conflict of the Border Reivers, and is well known for its ancient Bastilles and Peles. Eals Lodge can be used as a base to explore this area, the classic homes such as Cragside and Wallington and the famous Hadrian's Wall, which is now a World Heritage Site, are nearby. A little further afield are the historical castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne. You can visit the coast for a day and take a memorable trip to the Farne Islands, seeing the colonies of various birds and seals. From Kielder Village you can travel over the Scottish border and visit Newcastleton.