Attractions and things to do near the Keelman’s Lodge

There are many things to do and see nearby no mat­ter what your interests are.

The north-east of Eng­land is rich in his­tor­ic­al and nat­ur­al attrac­tions, includ­ing Beam­ish Museum, George Stephenson’s birth­place (An easy one mile river­side walk away) and Durham Cathed­ral.

The Brew­ery and Keel­man grounds are also steeped in his­tory. They lie on the site of the Battle of New­burn which pre­ceded the Eng­lish Civil War.

Sports such as bad­min­ton and foot­ball are avail­able at the loc­al leis­ure centre. Moun­tain bik­ing, walk­ing and horse-rid­ing are pos­sible along the river.

Cycle or walk to Prud­hoe castle, the Roman Wall at Hed­don or vis­it one of the many fam­ous sites along Hadrian’s Wall. Explore the flora, fauna and His­tory of the adja­cent coun­tryside park.

The inter­na­tion­al Golf Course at Close House is just along the his­tor­ic Wylam Wag­gon­way path. There are more Golf Courses at Ryton.

The cel­eb­rated Northum­bri­an Coast and Castles, Aln­wick, Kield­er Forest Park and Water and the Chev­i­ot hills are all well with­in reach by car.

When you stay at the Keel­man, all these facil­it­ies are close at hand. Many activ­it­ies can be com­bined with a vis­it to one of many loc­al attrac­tions.

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